Please join our effort to help Christian Medial College (CMC) build a maternity hospital in the Jawadhi Hills region of South India. The Scudder Association Foundation (SAF) is working to continue the legacy of Aunt Ida’s calling to provide desperately needed care for women in childbirth. As you know, Ida responded to the pleas of these women by dedicating her life to their care.
We are saddened to report the death of Edwina Scudder Youth in Levittown, Pa on May 15, 2021. She was born on August 2, 1934 in Huntingdon, Long Island to Edwin and Susan Scudder. As a child, Edwina developed a passion for medicine and received a nursing degree from the Columbia University School of Nursing in September, 1955. She became head nurse of the surgical department at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and later at Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
John Scudder, Son of Thomas Scudder (T) of Horton Kirby, Kent and Salem, MA: And Early Settler of Southold, Huntington, and Maspeth/Newtown, Long Island
John Scudder grew up in western Kent, England, between the power centers of British political and ecclesiastical might at London and Canterbury. In America, John was an early settler of four communities that were within five to ten years of establishment or less. By being in the right places to observe key figures in the struggle for basic religious and civil rights in both countries
Frank Scudder, 1862–1956. Frank grew up with Dr. Doremus Scudder as children of the Arcot Mission in India. By the third generation of Scudders in India there were so many Scudders in the Arcot Mission that the mission board declined to send any more, suggesting that they should serve in other mission fields.
FOUNDING OF VELLORE MEDICAL SCHOOL Excerpt #2 from A THOUSAND YEARS IN THY SIGHT: THE STORY OF THE SCUDDER MISSIONARIES OF INDIA
This article is the continuation of the story of Dr. Ida Scudder and her founding and development of a medical college to train women doctors in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, South India. 1,000 Years in Thy Sight was written by D.V. Scudder, the wife of Dr. Ida’s nephew, Dr. John Scudder III, who served as a missionary with her husband in Ranipet from 1929-1935. Please refer to The Scudder Journal (Vol.3 No.1, Winter 2021) for the first excerpt of Dr. Ida Scudder’s missionary service and the story of the Vellore Christian Medical College and Hospital.