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|1937. 2 Feb
||The passing of Mary Hanford Finney Ford (b. 1 November, 1856, in Meadville, PA) in Clearwater, FL. She was buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, MI.
She was active in the sufferage movement throughout most of her life.
She found the Bahá'í Faith through Sarah Farmer, Green Acre, and Mirza Abu'l-Fadl, and helped form the first community of Bahá'ís in Boston where Louis Bourgeois, future architect of the first Bahá'í House of Worship in the West, then joined the religion.
In 1907 she went on pilgrimage where, it is said, 'Abdu'l-Bahá gave her access to teachings not universally given and to Tablets that were not to be copied. [FMH72]
In 1910 she published The Oriental Rose: The Teachings of Abdul Baha Which Trace the Chart of "The Shining Pathway"
She traveled with `Abdu'l-Bahá during some of his journeys in various places in Europe and then in America.
In the latter part of her life she often traveled to Europe for some months of the year and during this period introduced the Faith to Ugo Giachery.
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||Meadville PA; Clearwater FL; United States
||Mary Hanford Ford; In Memoriam
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