Born: May 22, 1865, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Died: March 19, 1935, Nyack, New York.
Buried: Toronto, Canada.
May was the daughter of Robert Agnew and Emily Bollard, and wife of Harold Stephens (married 1902).
She joined the Salvation Army in New York’s 3 Corps in 1890. She helped edit The War Cry, and worked on the training home staff and in the Candidates Department.
Around 1897, she began serving as song leader and pianist at the Gospel Tabernacle with Albert Simpson. Two years later, she helped found the Eighth Avenue Mission.
For the next two and half decades, she and her husband Harold were traveling evangelists in America, Canada and Britain.