Annie Slack

worked for Near East Relief, and later, for the Near East Foundation. As an experienced nurse, Slack developed a mobile health clinic that was the only source of medical care for natives and refugees in Moushashen, Syria. She employed five nurse assistants, three of whom were former Near East Relief orphans.

Image courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation (AIF).

Mary Lewis Shedd

Mary Lewis Shedd was a missionary in Urumia, Persia. She protected 70,000 Christian refugees on the perilous journey from Urumia to Hamadan. Her husband, Dr. William Ambrose Shedd, died of cholera during the journey.

Mary E. Sill

Miss Sill, who studied fine are at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and who was graduated from the Fine and Industrial Arts Department of Teachers’ College, Columbia University, served as Y.M.C.A. secretary with the A.E.F. at the front and in advance zones in France in 1917 and 1918 and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany until August, 1919. Miss Sill was sent out to Beirut as an orphanage director.

“A Close-up of Some Overseas Workers,” The New Near East magazine, Sept. 1923.

William A. Shedd

was called “dean of American missionaries in the Near East.” He was vice-consul at the ancient city of Urumia, Western Persia . In 1918, when the Moslem Turks and Kurds attacked the district and 80,000   Christian Nestorians were compelled to flee. Dr. Shedd was one of the Americans bringing up the rear and protecting the refugees from the barbarians, but he died just outside the British lines at Sein Kula, Persia, from cholera. Thousands of lives were saved by his heroism.

He was a brother-in-law of the Hon. Curtis D. Wilbur, Secretary of the Navy in President Coolidge’s cabinet.

Fred E. Schwartzendruber

of Wayland, Iowa, sailed on February 28, 1920, and was stationed at Beirut where he served in the Transportation Department. He returned to the States, November 12, 1921, and is now dairy farming in Delavan, Ill.

Alice Estella Sutton

(Miss), of New York City, sailed with the big group of February 16, 1919, served in Constantinople and was transferred to the Red Cross for work with the Russian refugees at Proti. She came home in February, 1921, and is now doing nursing in Phoenix, Arizona, her address being 2210 West Jefferson Street.

Mary W. Super

(Miss), of Narberth, Pa., another “Leviathan”-ite, had thrilling experiences during the siege of Hadjin. She had nursed a Turkish officer back to health and his intervention somewhat lessened the difficulties of the besieged. On June 13, 1920, the Turks captured the buildings and ordered out the Americans, allowing them to carry only hand baggage. On July 20, 1920, Miss Super left Constantinople on her way to the States. She is now doing private nursing in Narberth, Pa., her address being 728 Montgomery Avenue.

Ruth Stuart

(Miss), of New York City, a nurse with the “Leviathan” party, went to the Caucasus and worked in and about Alexandropol, being at Shusha during severe fighting and insisting on returning to that dangerous point. She returned June 8, 1920. Miss Stuart may be addressed 134 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, Mass.

Fannie G. Strowger

(Miss), of Rochester, N. Y., signed on with Near East Relief in France and was sent to Aintab and then to Aleppo. In the summer of 1920 she ran the Personnel House in Constantinople and in September went across to Ismid to aid Miss Passmore and Miss Priest in the emergency relief work of that busy station. She gave out food and clothing and rebuilt ruined houses for the shelter less Greeks and Armenians. In May, 1921, she was assigned to the Caucasus where she served for a year in Erivan and Alexandropol. June, 1922, saw her in Constantinople headed for America. Miss Strowger may be addressed at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa.

Pauline Strode

(Miss), of Kane, Pa., went with her sister as above, had a twin record and may be addressed as above.

Josephine Strode

(Miss), of New York City sailed April 22, 1922, and was assigned to the Caucasus. Returning to Constantinople in June, 1922, she did temporary recreational work for the orphanages there and after Smyrna aided in the transfer of many children to Athens. Miss Strode may be addressed care Miss Mildred Strode, Continental and Commercial Bank Building, Chicago, Ill.

William A. Stoltzfus

of Lima, Ohio, and Philadelphia, Pa., crossed in the “Pensacola,” leaving New York, January 25, 1919. He was stationed at Beirut and Sidon and came back to America, August 18, 1920. E is now a missionary to the Mohammedans at Nabateyeh, Lebanon, Syria.

Ethel M. Lecke Stoltzfus

(Mrs. Wm. A.) of the “Leviathan” group and was stationed at Shuf and Sidon. She left for America in July, 1920, and went back on August 10th. Now married to William A. Stoltzfus, she is living in Syria. She may be addressed caret he Presbyterian Board of Missions, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Judson A. Smith

of Boston and Cambridge, Mass., sailed as above and took charge of the Konia Hospital where there had been no American physician since 1917. Dr. Smith re-organized building and equipment, cared fro adult and orphanage patients and ran a clinic for the city poor. He and Mrs. Smith returned, May, 1920. Address as above.

Hildegard Smith

(Mrs. Judson A.), of Cambridge, Mass., sailed with her husband, Dr. Smith, on the “Leviathan” and went on with him to Konia, where she did hospital and orphanage work. The permanent address of Dr. and Mrs. Smith is 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Mass., but at the moment they are in Los Angeles, Cal., where they may be addressed, 900 Wildwood Trail.

Harriet A Smith

(Miss), of Boston, Mass., made one of the nursing force on the “Leviathan.” Stationed at Urfa she was in charge of the orphanage clinic throughout the hostilities and until June, 1920 when she left Constantinople for America. Her address is 52 Westland Avenue, Boston, Mass. She is connected with the Massachusetts State Department of Public Welfare.

Carleton T. Smith

of Massachusetts, sailed on January 16, 1919, and was assigned to Adana where he served as laboratory worker at a time when the hospital was packed and the clinic was giving between 2,500 and 3,000 treatments a week. He came home May 27, 1920, and may be addressed 14 Webster Street, West Newton, Mass.

Belle B. McMichael Smith

(Mrs.), registered from Erie, Pa., when, as Miss McMichael, she enlisted with Near East Relief and started overseas on February 16, 1919. She was stationed at Mardin where she was in charge of the children’s orphanage. She returned July 9, 1920. Mrs. Smith is now living at 2993 Whitney Avenue, Detroit, Mich.

Helen H. Small

(Miss), of Maine, made one of the “Leviathan” party and went to Hadjin, where she was in charge of the orphanage during the siege. She went on to Adana, whence she transferred 600 orphans to the Island of Cyprus. From Adana, she was transferred to Harpoot where she stayed a year, and sailed for the States in early August, 1921. Miss Small may be addressed at Yarmouthville, Maine.

Jeanne Sloan

(Miss), of Clarion, Pa., enlisted with Near East Relief in Egypt, was assigned to the Aleppo Area and was in charge of the Rescue Hope of Aleppo. She served at Mardin and was at Diarbekir from April, 1920, until July 27, 1920. Then she traveled for two years, reaching America in August, 1922. Her address is 1250 Main Street, Clarion, Pa.

Clayton M. Skinner

of Massachusetts, signed with Near East Relief in Paris and was sent as Store Manager to Erivan. There and at Kars and Aled he worked shifting supplies as Turks or “Bolos” were uppermost in power. Being so unfortunate as to be attacked by trachoma he went to the Trachoma Hospital in Constantinople for treatment, coming out with the party that left the Caucasus after the removal of the Kars orphans to Alexandropol. Mr. Skinner came home in July, 1921. His address now is 1307 Borden Building, 350 Madison Avenue, New York City.

Helen Shultz

(Miss), of Reading, Pa., was one of the “Leviathan” group of nurses. She served in Marash during the perilous days when the American buildings were under fire and came home May 23, 1920. She is now doing private nursing in Reading, Pa., her address being 155 No. Front Street.

Evelyn Trostle Shuder

(Mrs. H. A.), of Kansas, as Miss Trostle, sailed away on July 1, 1919. Assigned to Marash she went through the exciting experiences of the long siege in 1920. She returned September 16, 1920. Mrs. Shuder is now attending to her duties as a housewife, her address being 159 Valley Road, Montclair, N. J.

Louise Reed Sherman

(Miss), of Massachusetts, went overseas on the “Trafford Hall,” February 23, 1919. She worked in the Beirut Area at Tripoli and returned to America June 18, 1920. She is now traveling for her health but may be addressed, Newtonville, Mass.

Constance Sheltman

(Miss), of Louisville, Ky., started on November 10, 1920, for Constantinople where she was made Director of the Industrial Department. She did a service to both Armenians and Ottoman Greeks in keeping alive many of the traditional stitches and patterns in embroidery and weaving such as those of Demirdash and Broussa. She installed the weaving department at Ismid. Under her management thousands of refugee women have made a living for themselves and their children by their handiwork. Miss Sheltman reached the States December 21, 1923, and is now in Louisville, Ky. (2227 Alta Avenue), where she is speaking in behalf of Near East Relief.

Roberta K. Sharp

(Miss), of Canada and New York City, was one of the nursing members of the “Leviathan” party. After serving in Smyrna she went to Constantinople and was transferred to the Red Cross for work for Russian refugees at Proti. Miss Sharp is now Nurse in Charge at Wells College in Aurora, N. Y.

Myrtle O. Shane

(Miss), of Columbus, O. who had endured the troubled days at Bitlis as an American Board Missionary, sailed on the “Leviathan” and undertook executive duties at Alexandropol. She was one of those who remained in the Caucasus after the fall of Kars in October, 1920. She took no holiday from her work until after two and a half years’ most valuable service until the early winter of 1922. At that time she was released from the organization and again took up missionary activities. She is now serving at a missionary school at Salonica.

Irving E. Shaffer

of Salisbury, N. C., was one of the “Leviathan” party’s medical men. Stationed at Samsoun with its hordes or refugees striving to leave the country he did a huge amount of work in the former Greek hospital turned over to Near East Relief. He returned February 9, 1920, and is now practicing at Salisbury, N. C.

Blanche Scribner

(Miss), of Lansing, Mich., started overseas June 24, 1919. She was assigned to Sivas where she remained until April, 1920, when she went to Constantinople and was re-assigned to Ismid to act as accountant. In September she took charge of the Inquiry and Relief Department at the Constantinople Headquarters and in October sailed for the Caucasus. There she served at Erivan and then was transferred to the Finance Department at the Tiflis Headquarters. Thence she went to Alexandropol in September, 1922. May, 1923, found her en route for America. She is now occupied as accountant for the Marquette Products Company and is living at the Hotel Nelson, Hoquiam, Washington.

Albert A. Scott

of Fitchburg, Mass., sailed January 16, 1919. Assigned to the Beirut Area he served at Tripoli and left Beirut for America May 16, 1920. He may be addressed 1066 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass.

Harry B. Salmon

of St. Johnsbury, Vt., sailed January 25, 1919. He worked at Derindje where the early supplies were gathered and later at Oulou Kishla. He sailed for the States September 8, 1919. His present address is Northfield, Vt.