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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
||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.
||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]
- For her obituary see BW4:262–3.
- See also Weinberg, Ethel Jenner Rosenberg and SEBW55–64.
||Ethel Rosenberg; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; In Memoriam; Apostle of
|1938 15 Mar
||Mary Virginia Thornburgh-Cropper (Maryam Khánum), the first Bahá’í of the British Isles, passes away in Kensington, London.
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.
||Mary Virginia Thornburgh-Cropper; Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Baha; In Memoriam