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1926 26 Dec Howard MacNutt, Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, passes away in Florida in a road accident. [SEBW42]
  • For details of his life see SEBW35–42
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Florida Howard MacNutt; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; In Memoriam
1927 14 Sep Dr George Augur, Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, passes away in Hawaii. [SBR198]
  • For the story of his life see SBR187–98.
Hawaii Dr George Augur; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
1929 11 Feb William ‘Harry’ Randall, Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, dies.
  • For Shoghi Effendi’s obituary of him see BW3:213.
William ‘Harry’ Randall; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
1930 17 Nov Ethel Rosenberg, (b.6 August, 1858, Bath) Apostle of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘England’s outstanding Bahá’í pioneer worker’, passes away in London. [BW4:118–19; ER274–5]

She became a Bahá’í around 1899 and went on her first pilgrimage in 1901. While ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was in London, Ethel Rosenberg was His social secretary, arranging appointments for the Master. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá asked Ethel Rosenberg and a number of other people to form a committee to decide what to do about collecting funds and publishing Bahá’í books. Their first published book was ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London. She made her third pilgrimage in November 1921, but arrived just after ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s passing. Shoghi Effendi sent her home with instructions to call for the election the first National Spiritual Assembly of England. She served on this body for a number of years. Shoghi Effendi named her an ‘Apostle of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’. [In the Footsteps of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá p9]

London Ethel Rosenberg; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; In Memoriam; Apostle of Abdu’l-Baha
1938 15 Mar Mary Virginia Thornburgh-Cropper (Maryam Khánum), the first Bahá’í of the British Isles, passes away in Kensington, London. She was known to her friends as Minnie and first heard of the Bahá’í Faith in 1898 when she was 41. She was an American living in London and had been married to an Englishman. Shortly after reading about the Báb in an encyclopedia, by coincidence, she was invited by her friend Phoebe Hearst to be part of the first group of Western Bahá’í pilgrims to visit ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the Holy Land. She is considered to be the first person to become a Bahá’í in the UK and throughout her life was a very active member of the community. She was a member of the first elected National Spiritual Assembly of England (later Great Britain). She made her motor-car available to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during His visits. [SBR30, BW4p375, In the Footsteps of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá p9]
  • For details of her life see BSR17–30.
  • For her obituary see BW8:649–51.
  • Notes: It is possibly she, rather than her mother, Mrs Thornburgh, who is referred to as a Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in BW3:84–5. The picture is not that of Mrs Thornburgh-Cropper.
London Mary Virginia Thornburgh-Cropper; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; In Memoriam
 
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