Born: April 10, 1829, Sneinton, Nottingham, England.
Died: August 20, 1912, Hadley Wood, Barnet, England.
Buried: Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, London, England.
William was the husband of Catherine Mumford.
He founded the Salvation Army in 1865.
His last public address, in the Royal Albert Hall, London, May 9, 1912, included the following:
While women weep as they do now, I’ll fight; while little children go hungry as they do now, I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl on the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight—I’ll fight to the very end.