Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal

‘Dedicated to informing, preserving and promoting the Scudder family heritage of service and philanthropy’

Journal Vol 3 no 1 Winter 2021

Young Aunt Ida
DR. IDA S. SCUDDER, (1870—1960), EXCERPT #ONE FROM A THOUSAND YEARS IN THY SIGHT

‘’Illay,* Amma,’ the brahmin replied proudly. ‘I would not think of having a man deliver my wife: I would rather that she should die than be seen by another man. If you cannot come, I must lose her.’ Ida had pled with the husband to let her father, Dr. John, deliver the baby, but to no avail. She had even offered to go with them and do what she could under her father’s direction, but the Brahmin was adamant. She had no medical training: she was forced to let this husband go without aid for his dying wife.

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The Haystack Monument

What does a monument to a haystack have to do with members of the Scudder family offering over a thousand years of service (in a total of combined years served) to the people of India, Hawaii, Japan, China, South Africa and Arabia?

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