Born: November 26, 1822, Sunderland, Durham, England.
Died: April 2, 1894, Cambridge Terrace, Sunderland, Durham, England.
Buried: Sunderland, Durham, England. There is no stone on Longstaff’s plot, which is next to the grave of his sister Joyce (marked by a large obelisk) in Sunderland’s main cemetery.
Longstaff was treasurer of the Bethesda Free Chapel in Sunderland. He was friends with Salvation Army founder William Booth, and evangelists Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey.
A number of his hymns were apparently published in the Salvation Army’s War Cry in the 1880’s.
If you know where to get a good photo of Longstaff (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?