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Argue, Zelma
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Zelma Argue (1900–1980) was a Canadian evangelist, musician, pastor and writer. The eldest daughter of Eva and A.H. Argue of Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was raised in a Pentecostal household after her father’s baptism in the Holy Spirit in Chicago in 1907. The Argue family was well-known in North American Pentecostal circles, because of their travelling ministry and their leadership ties to William Durham, Aimee Semple McPherson, Maria Woodworth-Etter, and Charles S. Price, among others. As young adults, Zelma and her siblings (including Watson Argue and Beulah Arg…

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Ambrose, Linda M., “Argue, Zelma”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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