[Mrs. Agnew Demarest]
The Rev. Victoria Booth Demarest, an evangelist, writer and member of the founding family of the Salvation Army, died Sunday of heart failure at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 93 years old and lived in St. Petersburg.
She was the granddaughter of William Booth, who founded the mission group in England that became the Salvation Army, and the daughter of Catherine Booth-Clibborn, who organized groups in France and the Netherlands.
Mrs. Demarest was born in Paris and graduated from the Paris Conservatory of Music. She came to the United States in 1918 and married Cornelius A. Demarest of Louisville, Ky., with whom she wrote hymns and sacred music.
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