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William Booth (1829–1912) by Olive Edis and Katherine Edis, 1902 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Booth, William (1829–1912), founder of the Salvation Army, was born at Sneinton, a suburb of Nottingham, on 10 April 1829, one of five children of Samuel Booth (1775–1842), a speculative builder, and his second wife, Mary Moss (b. 1791). He was sent to ...

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Booth, (William) Bramwell (1856–1929), Salvation Army officer, was born at Halifax, Yorkshire, on 8 March 1856, the eldest son of William Booth (1829–1912) and his wife, Catherine Booth, née Mumford (1829–1890), the founders of the Salvation Army. He had two brothers and five sisters, including ...

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Boyd, Sir John McFarlane (1917–1989), trade unionist and Salvationist, was born on 8 October 1917 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, the only child of James Boyd, butcher, who died in the influenza epidemic of the following year, and his wife, Mary Marshall, who in 1920 married ...

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Higgins, Edward John (1864–1947), Salvation Army officer, was born on 26 November 1864 at 10 Church Street, Highbridge, Somerset, the son of Edward Higgins, saddler and harness maker, and his wife, Martha Deacon (d. 1870). After the death of his mother Higgins...

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Smith, Francis Samuel [Frank] (1854–1940), politician and Salvationist, was born in Chelsea, London, the son of Alfred John Smith. He was educated at Oxford House School, Chelsea, and apprenticed as an upholsterer in 1870. Four years later, on 28 September 1874, he married ...