Religion: Booth Dynasty

Like family retainers moving about on a lower floor awaiting the death of their master and the inevitable reading of his will, associates of William Bramwell Booth chattered among themselves last week while William Bramwell Booth "sank," "held his own," "took a turn for the better," "took a turn for the worse." Since 1912 General William Bramwell Booth has been generalissimo of the international Salvation Army, and the chatterers wondered anxiously whether another Booth, specifically his sister Evangeline Cory Booth*, would succeed him.

Sixteen years ago, when William Bramwell Booth succeeded his father,...

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