Dr. Lewis Rousseau Scudder

Dr. Lewis Rousseau Scudder

Male 1861 - 1935  (73 years)

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  • Name Lewis Rousseau Scudder 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Nickname Lew 
    Born 22 Dec 1861  Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    AFN M79P-HJ 
    Census 1880  Glastonbury, Hartford Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID A6A6688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100000628 
    Died 18 Apr 1935  Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4244  Scudder
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2005 

    Father Dr. William Waterbury Scudder,   b. 17 Sep 1823, Panditeripo, Ceylon, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1895, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Frances Ann Rousseau,   b. 1830, Troy, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 1859  Troy, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 0F94688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100005DAA 
    Family ID F1864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Talcott Fisher,   b. 4 Mar 1866, Rahway, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1936, Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1888  Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 1F94688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100006DAA 
    Notes 
    • They were married in the Oakland Congregational Church.
    Children 
     1. Dr. Galen Fisher Scudder,   b. 22 Aug 1891, Ranipet, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1967, Claremont, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Norman Scudder,   b. 11 Jul 1893, Ranipet, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1918, Saranac, Clinton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. William Waterbury Scudder, III,   b. 4 Mar 1895, Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1955, Whittier, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Ethel Talcott Scudder,   b. 17 May 1904, Kodaikanal, Ranipet, Madras, South India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2002, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     5. Dr. Lewis Rousseau Scudder, Jr.,   b. 4 Nov 1905, Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1975, Kuwait Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Theodore Scudder,   b. 12 Dec 1907, Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Ranipet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Scudder, Lewis Rousseau.jpg
    Scudder, Lewis Rousseau.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Lewis was educated at Princeton, Hartford Theological Seminary, and the University Medical College of the City of New York. He was the last of the clan to have both medical and theological training. In 1888, he became the Chief Surgeon at the hospital in Ranipet, and served in that position until his son, Galen, came to relieve him in 1920.

      Dr. Lew became the founder of the Scudder Memorial Hospital. Through the Scudder Memorial Association which he helped found, enough money was raised. In 1919, land was bought in Ranipet, not far away from the old hospital. The laying of the cornerstone was held on 19 December 1919.

  • Sources 
    1. [S323] Family Group Record for William Waterbury Scudder and Frances Ann Russeau, Stevens, John P., comp., (downloaded from the World Wide Web, 14 Aug 1999 ), AF91-105954.

    2. [S18] Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, "Old Hunterdon County," New Jersey, Eli F. Cooley; comp., (Trenton, N.J.: W.S. Sharp Printing Co., 1883; rpt.), p. 245.

    3. [S97] A Thousand Years in Thy Sight, the Story of the Scudder Missionaries of India, Scudder, Dorothy Jealous, comp., (New York: Vantage Press, 1984), p. 95.

    4. [S97] A Thousand Years in Thy Sight, the Story of the Scudder Missionaries of India, Scudder, Dorothy Jealous, comp., (New York: Vantage Press, 1984), p. xii.