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Feature Articles

feature 1 Henry Scudder The Scudder Association mission includes the research and publication of our family history and genealogy. Over the past 100 years the inspiring, daring, heroic, amusing, swashbuckling, even glamorous stories of our relatives have been collected by devoted historians. Now it is available online in a searchable database that includes photos and a provision to share those.

feature 2 Dr. Ida Scudder Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder (December 9, 1870 - May 23, 1960) was a third generation American medical m missionary in India of the Reformed Church in America. She dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague, cholera and leprosy. In 1918, she started one of Asia’s foremost teaching hospitals, the Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India.

feature 3 Colonial Scudder The American Scudders have well over 3 centuries of service to God and country. This is born out by the large number of Scudder descendants that have not only answered their country's call in time of crisis. But by those exceptional Scudders, who came forward to dedicate their lives to a higher calling, assisting those less fortunate, both here and abroad.

feature 4 "The Second Great Awakening" The Scudder's involvement with India Medical Missions can be traced to a thunderstorm at a New England college in 1806. Five students from William's College in western Massachusetts took shelter from a thunderstorm in a haystack. At the Haystack Prayer Meeting, they came to the common conviction that "the field is the world" and inspired the creation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions four years later.

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