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|1866. 1 Dec
||Birth of Marion Jack, prominent Bahá'í travel teacher, pioneer and artist, known affectionately as ‘General jack' for her services to the Bahá'í community, in Saint John, New Brunswick.
LDG1:217 for information on her pioneer work.
||Saint John; New Brunswick; Canada
||Marion Jack; Births and deaths
|1908 (In the year)
||Marion Jack was in 'Akká and taught 'Abdu'l-Bahá's children. [FMH45]
|1911. 22 Sep
||‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited the home of Misses Marion Jack and Elizabeth Herrick, at 10 Cheniston Gardens, Wright's Lane (sometimes given as
137a High Street, Kensington. About 80 people were present.
[ABL48-49, In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá p14]
The talk was stenographically recorded and published as Discourse by 'Abdu'l-Bahá at the Unity Meeting of Misses Jack and Herrick. September 22nd, 1911.
For full text see NBAD233-234.
||London; United Kingdom
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, First Western tour; Abdul-Baha, Talks at homes; Elizabeth Herrrick; Marion Jack; Publications
|1911 3 Oct
||`Abdu'l-Bahá left London for Paris. [AB154; SBR25, In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá p22]
See ABL113 for details of His last day in London. He left from Victoria Station.
He was accompanied by many Bahá'ís from England who attended many of the public meeting at which He spoke in Paris. This group included Marion Jack. [NBAD47]
He remained in Paris for nine weeks. [AB159; GPB280]
For details of His visit see AB159–68.
For `Abdu'l-Bahá's talks given in Paris see PT.
||London; United Kingdom; Paris; France
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, First Western tour; Marion Jack; Abdul-Baha, Life of; Abdul-Baha, Writings and talks of
||Marion Jack painted a view from the Mansion at Bahjí. The painting was eventually hung in the Mansion. [CT174]
||Marion Jack; House of Bahaullah (Bahji)
||Marion Jack arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria, to begin her pioneering service.
|1954 25 Mar
||The passing of Marion Jack (General Jack) (b. St. John, New Brunswick) at her pioneer post in Sofia, Bulgaria at the age of 87. She had been at her post since 1931. [BWNS385; Never be Afraid to Dare p. 227]
Shoghi Effendi called her ‘a shining example to pioneers of present and future generations of East and West’. [CF163]
For her obituary see BW12:674–7.
See also BFA2155; MC359.
For a photo of her gravestone see CBNOct1972p.10.
See Bahá'í Chronicles for a biography.
For a photo by the Bahá'ís of Sofia see BW5p464.
See also Marion Jack: Immortal Heroine by Jan Jasion
See CBNOctober1979 for tributes as well as a photo of her gravesite.
||Marion Jack; Pioneers; In memoriam; Births and deaths; Pioneers; BWNS