Religion: Daughter

In Hammond, Ind., one day last week and again in Chicago, a 16-year-old girl tried out as a professional evangelist. She was Roberta Star Semple, daughter of Aimee Kennedy Semple McPherson, prosperous Baptist evangelist of Los Angeles. Roberta was beginning her career at a younger age than did her mother. But she had her mother to help her.

Mrs. McPherson, born near Ingersoll, Ontario, in 1890, ran away from home in 1907 (at 17) to accompany one Robert Semple, evangelist. They barnstormed the tabernacles of Canada, China, Australia. The man died in 1911—a month...

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