Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Basil Stephanoff gets short mention in Proclaimers. He was active in Macedonia (European Turkey) and Bulgaria in the late 1880s. He was imprisoned because (he claimed) false testimony at the hands of false brethren. He escaped to America, settling in Michigan. He was still a Watch Tower adherent in 1894, but drifted away by 1903 when we find him involved with the Masons and on his way back to Macedonia to fight against the Turks. A religious journal calls him a General in the Macedonian resistance.
We need a more solid biography. Anything, no matter how minor, will help.
We don't often find photos of the characters who play their part in Watch Tower history, but ... Here is Basil Stephanoff ...
Another newspaper picture of Stephanoff