By Joanne Sloan Catherine Booth (1829–1890) was known as “The Army Mother.” This year is the 125th anniversary of her death. It also marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Salvation Army. She was born Jan. 17, 1829, to Methodist parents, John and Sarah Mumford, in Ashbourne, England. Her father was a lay preacher and carriage maker. When…
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