Booth, Evangeline Cory
1865 - She was born on the 25th of December in London, England.
1889 - At the age of 23, she was given charge of the Salvation Army's International Training College in Clapton and put in command of all Salvation Army forces in the home counties.
1896 - She became the Salvation Army's principal troubleshooter as well, and in when her older brother Ballington Booth and his wife, Maud, threatened to break away from rule, Eva effectively took over command of the shaken organization.
1904 - Booth became commander of the Salvation Army in the United States.
1906 - Her personal supervision the Salvation Army quickly developed disaster relief services following the San Francisco earthquake and fire.
1919 - Her services to the war effort won her a Distinguished Service Medal.
- Booth was successful in enlisting the open support of a great many distinguished and wealthy public figures, and the first national drive in raised $16 million.
1922 - Her popularity was such that the general of the Salvation Army, her eldest brother, Bramwell Booth, abandoned the policy of rotation and allowed her to remain in charge in the United States.
1923 - She became a naturalized citizen.
1934 - She became the fourth general of the Salvation Army and the last member of the Booth family to hold world command.
1950 - She died on the 17th of July in Hartsdale, N.Y., U.S.
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