Evangeline Cory Booth

1865-1950. Salvation Army* leader. Seventh child of William Booth,* the founder, she was only fifteen when she became a sergeant. Conspicuous for her dedicated activity, she came to be a trouble-shooter in difficult situations, as when her brother Ballington* quit the Army in the USA. She was field commissioner of operations in London for five years and principal of the international training colleges. She was made commander in Canada in 1896, and opened work in the Klondike. In 1904 she became commander-in-chief in the USA; in thirty years she led it to record achievements in social services, including World War I activities. She was elected general of the worldwide organization in 1934 and retired to the USA in 1938.