Friday, July 12, 2013

The Funeral of Aimee Semple McPherson, October 9, 1944

Sister Aimee Obituary Photograph, LA Herald-Examiner
The Foursquare Gospel flag covers Sister Aimee's Chair

Foursquare Mourners at the grave site, Forest Lawn, Glendale
The grave-side, Forest Lawn, Glendale

Sister Aimee Semple Mcpherson -- evangelist & cause celebre -- died from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills in Oakland, California on September 27, 1944. Her body was viewed by over 45,000 people as it lay in state for three days at the Angelus Temple. She was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California on October 9, 1944. 

Photographs courtesy of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, the Lucille Stewart Collection & the Security Pacific National Bank Collection. 

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