Baha’i

Ella Goodall Cooper

Ella Frances Goodall was of an influential, well-known California family. She and her mother, Helen Goodall, were among the first Baha’is of California. They learned of the Faith from Miss Ann Apperson, a niece

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Husayn-Áqáy-i-Tabrízí

During all that time Husayn-Áqá never offended a soul, nor did anyone, where he was concerned, utter a single complaint. This was truly a miracle, and no one else could have established such a

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Musa Banani

In Persia his elder brother came into contact with the Bahá’ís and accepted the Faith, but Músá Banání had no interest in his brother’s spiritual concerns. In 1911 he was living as a merchant

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Hussein Ahdieh

Dr. Ahdieh has had a distinguished career in education in New York. His proudest achievement was his contribution in establishing the Harlem Preparatory School -a world renowned charter high school for disadvantaged students as

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Lillian Frances Kappes

She taught at both the Tarbiyat Boys and Girls schools shortly after arriving, and became the Director of the Girls School. In 1912, the year after Lillian's arrival, a famine affected the province of

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Lady Sara Louisa Blomfield

When Shoghi Effendi went to England to perfect his studies of English at Balliol College, Oxford, he became very close to Lady Blomfield to the extent that she accompanied him to Haifa in December

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Elizabeth Knight Peters

Elizabeth and her daughter Jane Alice, later known as Carole Lombard Gable were very close and shortly after moving to Los Angeles she became a Bahá'í and had a strong influence on Carole who

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