1865–1935
May Agnew Stephens

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Born: May 22, 1865, Kings­ton, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Died: March 19, 1935, Ny­ack, New York.

Buried: To­ron­to, Ca­na­da.

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Biography

May was the daugh­ter of Ro­bert Ag­new and Em­i­ly Bol­lard, and wife of Har­old Lee 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.

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