|1898 Jul or Aug
||Phoebe Hearst becomes a Bahá'í in California through the efforts of Lua and Edward Getsinger. [BFA1:XXVIII 139]
- SBBH1:93 says this was July, based on Kheiralla's autobiography; BFA1 is based on a letter from Phoebe Hearst.
||Phoebe Hearst; Lua Getsinger; Edward Getsinger
|1900 26 Nov
||Agnes Alexander accepts the Faith in Rome after hearing the message from Mrs Dixon. She stays in Rome for three months studying prophecies then travels to Paris for further study with May Bolles for another three and one half months. She leaves Paris in the Spring of 1901 for London, New England, Oakland, Ca and finally Honolulu. [BFA1p159]
||Rome; Italy; Paris; France; Oakland; California; London; England; Honolulu
||Agnes Alexander; Mrs Dixon
|1912 30 Sep
||Thornton Chase, the first American Bahá'í, Disciple of `Abdu'l-Bahá, passes away in California before 'Abdu'l-Bahá'í and His retinue arrive. He is buried at Inglewood. [BBD71; BFA2:XVII]
||Thornton Chase; Disciple of `Abdu'l-Baha; `Abdu'l-Baha's second Western tour
|1912 13 or 14 Oct
||`Abdu'l-Bahá visits Phoebe Hearst at her estate, at her invitation. [239D:168; AB307]
- She is estranged from the Faith because one or two individuals had tried to extort money from her but her invitation is sincere. AB307–8]
|Hearst estate; California;
||Phoebe Hearst; `Abdu'l-Baha's second Western tour
|1919 (in the year)
||Amelia Collins, Hand of the Cause, becomes a Bahá'í in Pasadena, California. [PSBW74]
||Amelia Collins; Hand of the Cause
|1919 13 Apr
||The passing of Phoebe Apperson Hearst (b. 3 December, 1842) in her home in Pleasanton, California during the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919. She was buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California. [Find a grave]
||Pleasanton; California; Colma; California.
||Phoebe Apperson Hearst; In Memoriam
|1946 22 Jul
||The passing of John David Bosch (named "Núraní by 'Abdu'l-Bahá) at his home near Geyserville, California (b. August 1, 1855 at Neu-St Johann, Canton Gall, Switzerland) He had become a Bahá'í in 1905. His teachers being Mrs Beckwith, Mrs Goodall, Mrs Cooper and Thornton Chase. He is buried in the Olive Hill Cemetery, Geyserville.
- He along with George Latimer and Leroy Ioas were appointed by the National Spiritual Assembly to find a location to establish a "Western Green Acre". John donated his 35 acre estate.
- For a pen portrait and biography of John and Louise Bosch see Other People Other Places by Marzieh Gail pages 182-194 or Bahá'í News page 705.
- For pictures of John and Louise Bosch see the Bosch Bahá'í School site.
||In Memoriam; John Bosch; Geyserville; Louise Bosch
|1961 1 May
||Kanichi (Moto) Yamamoto, the first Japanese Bahá’í, passes away in Berkeley, California. [SBR185]
- For the story of his life see SBR176–86.
- For picture see SBR190.
||Kanichi (Moto) Yamamoto
|1974 13 July
||The dedication of the Bosch Bahá'í School north of Santa Cruz, California. (Bosch Bahá'í School site, Bahá'´News page 716]
||Santa Cruz; California
||Bosch Baha'i School
|1974 13 Jul
||The dedication of the John Bosch Bahá'í Summer School in Santa Cruz, California. [Bosch web site]
||Santa Cruz; California
||John Bosch Baha'i Summer School
|1990 31 Mar 31 – 1 Apr
||The first Bahá'í International Chinese Symposium is held in San Francisco, California; it is attended by 362 Bahá'ís from eight countries. [BINS222:6]
||San Francisco; California; United States
||International; Chinese Symposium
||The Association for Latin American Bahá'í Writers and Authors is formed at the fifth Latin American Seminar for External Affairs in Cali, Colombia. [BINS336:2]