Search for tag "Orcella Rexford"
||Orcella Rexford and her husband Dr Gayne Gregory (the first to accept the Faith in Alaska) went to Haifa on pilgrimage and were technically the first from Alaska to do so. They were in the process of moving from Alaska to the Continental USA. [SETPE1p112-113
See BW11p495-498 for for details of the life of Orella Rexford.
||Haifa; Alaska; United States
||First Bahais by country or area; Orcella Rexford
|1946 11 Aug
||The passing of Orcella Rexford (b. Louise Cutts-Powell, 12 Jun 1887 in Tracey, Minnesota) in Los Angeles. She was buried near the grave of Thornton Chase in the Inglewood Park Cemetery. [BW11p495-498; Find a grave]
Orcella first heard of the Bahá'í Faith from Mrs. Myrta Sandoz of Cleveland, Ohio, and was later confirmed by Dr. Edward Getsinger in Boston, Mass. She became a believer in 1918-1919. [BW11p495]
For a brief biography see Bahá'í Chronicles.
For a more extensive biography see Bahaipedia.
See her article, Alaska, Our New Frontier. [BW9p918-922]
||Los Angeles; United States
||Orcella Rexford; Births and deaths; In Memoriam; Cemeteries and graves; Thornton Chase
from the main catalogue
See all tags, sorted numerically or alphabetically.
- History of the Bahá'í Faith in Arizona, The: The First Fifty Years, 1900-1950, by Maureen M. Thur (2004). Historical details and biographies about Arizona, from Nellie French moving from Chicago to Bisbee in 1900, to the formation of LSAs in 1949. Includes biographies of Amelia Collins and Orcella Rexford aka Louise Cutts-Powell (Appendices 1-2). [about]