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About Ballington Booth

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Ballington Booth (July 28, 1857 – October 5, 1940) was an Officer in The Salvation Army and a co-founder of Volunteers of America.

Born in Brighouse, England, Ballington Booth was the second child of William and Catherine Booth, founders of The Salvation Army in 1878. As a teenager, he began preaching at Salvation Army open-air meetings, where he would often end by singing and playing his concertina. He became a Colonel in The Salvation Army at the age of 23, when he was positioned as a Training Officer. He was later moved to Australia, followed by the United States and Canada.

In 1886, he married Maud Charlesworth, who changed her name to Maud Ballington Booth, and they were assigned to the United States in April of the following year.[1] The two became American citizens in 1895.[2] In 1891, during a great depression, Ballington Booth instituted men's shelters similar to one begun in San Francisco.

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Ballington Booth's Timeline

1857
July 28, 1857
1886
1886
Age 28
1887
December 26, 1887
Age 30
New York, New York, United States
1894
1894
Age 36
New York, New York, United States
1894
Age 36
New York, New York, United States
1940
October 5, 1940
Age 83
October 5, 1940
Age 83