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Aimee Semple McPherson


Chronology

October 9, 1890

 

Born in Salford, Ontario

 

September, 1896

 

Enrolled at No. 3 Dereham Public School

 

1902

 

Wins gold medal in public speaking contest sponsored by Women's Christian Temperance Union

 

September, 1905

 

Enters Ingersoll Collegiate Institute (high school)

 

July 18, 1906

 

Publishers letter concerning evolution in Family Herald and Weekly Star

 

December, 1907

 

Meets evangelist Robert Semple

 

February, 1908

 

Is converted, receives baptism in the Spirit and speaks in tongues

 

August 12, 1908

 

Marries Robert Semple in Salford

 

March, 1910

 

Gives first sermon in Victoria and Albert Hall, London

 

June, 1910

 

Arrives in Hong Kong

 

August 17, 1910

 

Robert Semple dies in Hong Kong

 

September 17, 1910

 

Roberta Star born in Hong Kong

 

November, 1910

 

Returns to New York

 

February 28, 1912

 

Marries Harold McPherson in Chicago

 

March 23, 1913

 

Rolf McPherson born in Providence, R.I.

 

August, 1915

 

Holds first independent revival meeting in Mount Forest, Ontario

 

Winter, 1916-1917

 

First preaching tour of Florida

 

June 1, 1917

 

Begins publication of The Bridal Call

 

Summer of 1917

 

Preaches in Long Branch, Long Island and Boston

 

Winter, 1917-1918

 

Second Florida tour: Miami, Key West

 

July 21, 1918

 

Nationwide camp meeting, Philadelphia

 

October 23, 1918

 

Begins first transcontinental tour

 

December 23, 1918

 

Arrives in Los Angeles

 

October, 1919

 

Publishes This is That

 

December 8-21, 1919

 

The Baltimore revival

 

Spring of 1920

 

Washington, D.C. and Dayton, Ohio revivals

 

January, 1921

 

The San Diego revival

 

February, 1921

 

Groundbreaking for Angelus Temple

 

March 27, 1921

 

Ordained by First Baptist Church of San Jose

 

New Year's, 1923

 

Angelus Temple dedicated

 

February, 1924

 

Radio KFSG started

 

December 7, 1925

 

Opening of L.I.F.E. Bible College

 

May 18, 1926

 

Reported missing after swim at Ocean Park

 

June 23, 1926

 

Walks in from desert at Agua Prieta and tells story of kidnapping

 

September 16, 1926

 

With Minnie Kennedy, Lorraine Wiseman, and Kenneth Ormiston, charged with corruption of morals and obstruction of justice

 

January 10, 1927

 

All charges dismissed

 

January-March, 1927

 

Her "Vindication Tour"

 

August, 1927

 

Opening of Angelus Temple Commissary

 

October 20, 1927

 

James Kennedy dies

 

October, 1927

 

Publishes In the Service of the King

 

October 7-18, 1928

 

English tour

 

Spring, 1930

 

Tour of the Holy Land

 

August, 1930

 

Nervous breakdown

 

September 13, 1931

 

Marries David Hutton

 

November, 1931

 

Opens first soup kitchen

 

Summer, 1932

 

Contracts tropical fever

 

April, 1933

 

Produces her first opera, The Crimson Road

 

September, 1933 - December, 1934

 

Last national tour

 

January, 1934

 

Divorces David Hutton

 

1936

 

Give Me My Own God published

 

December, 1936

 

Production of her opera Regem Adorate

 

April 13, 1937

 

Her attorney sued for slander by Roberta Star

 

Summer of 1941

 

Tours Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio

 

September 27, 1944

 

Dies in Oakland

 

October 9, 1944

 

Buried in Los Angeles