Person Born 31/3/1860 Died 4/8/1947
Evangelist. Born in a gipsy tent in Epping Forest, Wanstead. He began to hawk clothes pegs and tinware made by his father and became known as 'The Singing Gipsy Boy' because of his eagerness to sing hymns to the local housewives. The nickname 'Gipsy' stuck throughout his life. His preaching career started in 1877 when he joined the fledgling Salvation Army. He travelled throughout the world on evangelical missions, particularly to the U.S.A. Died on the liner 'Queen Mary' on the way to America.