Richard Stanley Emrich

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  • Team Work Volume III no. 6 - Smith - June 1924

Emrich, Richard Stanley of Framingham, Mass., was one of the first Near East Relief workers to go in to Syria. Prior to the war he had been engaged in mission work in Turkey. The party, of which he was a member, started out from Constantinople over the Bagdad railroad in the spring of 1919. They traveled in box cars and during the long, slow trip over the mountains Dr. Emrich contracted a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia and he died on May 4, 1919, at Aleppo.

(Source: Team Work Volume III no. 6 – Smith – June 1924The Story of Near East Relief – Barton – 1930)