Booth, William Oliver

Booth, William Oliver an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Eccleshill, near Bradford, Yorkshire, Sept. 1, 1801. After some years employed in tuition, he was accepted by the Conference in 1824. In the prime of his life accidents befell him, which laid the foundation of great weakness; but he did not cease. his labor, although subdued by the chastening of almost constant pain, until age was added to suffering. He died while living as a supernumerary in London, March 19, 1879. His love for the young was intense alnd. his labor for their welfare incessant. Few men had more friends. "His sermons were well studied, full of evanlgelical theology, and brought home to the consciences of his hearers in mighty and loving appeal." See Minutes of the British Conference, 1879, p. 33; Wesleyan Centenary Takings, 1, 313.

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