Death of Salvation Army Founder William Booth in England

Death of Salvation Army Founder William Booth in England

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William Booth dies in London, England. He founded the Salvation Army in 1865 when he starting holding a series of tent meetings in Whitechapel for the poor and destitute of London's East End.

Structured along military lines and complete with a flag, music, and a uniform, the Salvation Army started sending out its volunteers to minister to the poor and provide for basic needs like food.

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