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|1877. 26 Sep
||Birth of Siegfried Schopflocher, Hand of the Cause of God, in Germany.
||Furth; Bavaria; Germany
||Siegfried Schopflocher; Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Births and deaths; Births and deaths
||Siegfried Schopflocher, Hand of the Cause of God, became a Bahá'í.
||Siegfried Schopflocher; Hands of the Cause
|1948 24 - 25 Apr
||The National Spiritual Assembly of the Dominion of Canada was established. [BBRSM:186; BW13:856; MBW143; PP397]
See BW11:160, 184 for pictures.
The first National Convention was held in the Maxwell's home (in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's home as will be the election of the Universal House of Justice some 15 years hence.) with 13/19 delegates from all the provinces attending. (Six were unable to attend due to a flood.) Those elected to the first National Spiritual Assembly were: Laura Davis, Rowland Estall, Lloyd Gardner, Doris Richardson, John Robarts, Emeric Sala, Rosemary Sala, Siegfried Schopflocher, and Ross Woodman. [TG110, OBCC269]
For a picture of the first Canadian National Spiritual Assembly see OBCC148.
||NSA; National Convention; Laura Davis; Rowland Estall; Lloyd Gardner; Doris Richardson; John Robarts; Emeric Sala; Rosemary Sala; Siegfried Schopflocher; Ross Woodman
|1953 27 Jul
||Siegfried (Fred) Schopflocher, Hand of the Cause of God, passed away in Montreal and was buried beside the grave of Sutherland Maxwell in Mount Royal Cemetery. He was born in Germany in 1877. [BW12:664-666, LOF390, TG119, CBNS 24 July 2014, Bahá'í Chronicles, SCRIBD, Schopflocher, Siegfried (1877–1953) by Will C. van den Hoonaard]
Shoghi Effendi had appointed him among the second contingent on the 29th of February, 1952. [MoCxxiii]
See TG32, 228 and LoF384-390 for short biographies.
See Schopflocher, Siegfried by Will C. van den Hoonaard.
For his obituary see BW12:664–6.
He was known as the “Temple Builder” because of his great contributions to the completion of the first Mashriqu’l-Adhkár of the West. [BW12:664-666]
For a brief biography see Bahá'í Chronicles.
Find a grave.
||Siegfried Schopflocher; Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Births and deaths; Births and deaths; In Memoriam; Hands of the Cause, Second Contingent; Mashriqul-Adhkar, Wilmette
|1953 7 Dec
||Jalál Kházeh was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God after the passing of Hand of the Cause of God Siegfried Schopflocher. [GBF111–12; MBW55]
||Jalal Khazeh; Siegfried Schopflocher; Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Appointments
|1970 26 Sep
||The passing of Florence Evaline (Lorol) Schopflocher (b. Florence Evaline Snyder in Montreal 24 July,1886).
Wife of Hand of the Cause of God Siegfried Schopflocher. For his "In Memoriam" see BW7p664.
She circled the globe nine times on travel teaching tours and visited some 86 countries, many of them multiple times. She travelled to Iran twice visiting parts not previously visited by Western Bahá'ís.
She visited the Guardian 11 times.
She had several audiences with King Faisal in Iraq and discussed the question of the House of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdád with him.
Favourite themes for her public talks were the World Order letters of Shoghi Effendi and the emancipation and education of women.
A radiant star went from the West to the East. [BW15p488-489]
Find a grave. She was not interred in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal as stated in this reference. She was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Eliot Maine.
|Montreal; Quebec; Canada
||Lorol Schopflocher; Siegfried Schopflocher; Births and deaths; In Memoriam; House of Bahaullah (Baghdad)
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- Schopflocher, Siegfried, by Will C. van den Hoonaard (1993). Short biography of a prominent Baha''i from a German-Jewish background who served as a Hand of the Cause of God. [about]
- Schopflocher, Siegfried, by Will C. van den Hoonaard, in The Bahá'í Encyclopedia (2009). On the Canadian Bahá’í of German-Jewish background named by Shoghi Effendi a Hand of the Cause of God in 1952. [about]