Famous People of the 1920s
By: Destiny Braswell
Amy Semple McPherson
Amy Semple McPherson was born on October 9, 1890. She died September 27, 1944.
Mrs. McPherson was also known as Sister Aimee. At a time when women were expected to marry, have children and leave religion and other "important" pursuits to men, Amy McPherson found the Foursquare Church.
Amy's hometown is Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. She was the only child of James and Minnie Kennedy.
Amy was married three times. Her first marriage was to Robert James Semple, he died in 1910. Her second marriage was to Harold Stewart McPherson, they divorced in 1921. Her last marriage was to David Hutton, they divorced in 1934. She had two children, Roberta Star Semple and Rolf McPherson. Amy Semple McPherson stayed out of politics.
Famous Quote: "You can never tell the sinner from the Christian. They drink the same drinks and smoke the same cigars." -Aimee Semple McPherson
Amy Semple McPherson preached gospel not only across the United States but also around the world. Amy had a high school education.
Sister Aimee developed an extensive social ministry, feeding over 1.5 million people. She had one of the most recognizable voices in the world in the 1920s. Amy Semple McPherson passed of a heart attack.