Evangeline Booth

On This Day In History—1934, Evangeline Booth

In 1934, Evangeline Booth became the first woman and fourth General of The Salvation Army, at age 69.

She was the seventh of eight children born to Salvation Army founders William and Catherine Booth. The Salvation Army’s work greatly prospered during Evangeline Booth’s leadership from 1934-1939, with Salvation Army activities being commenced in Singapore, Algeria, Egypt, French Equatorial Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, and Penang (Malaya).

Evangeline Booth

Doing The Most Good!

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.