Edith E Baugh

Edith E Baugh

Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, USA
Death 15 Feb 1920 (aged 40)
Bihar, India
Burial Patna, Bihar, India
Plot #71
Memorial ID 167640513 · View Source
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Missionary for First Assembly of God. Died of smallpox in Chapra, Saran, Behar, India.

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, March 31, 1920


Word has been received here of the death, from smallpox, of Miss Edith Baugh, on Feb. 16th, 1920, at Behar, Upper India.

Miss Baugh was born in Webster township, attended school there and later at Earlham, afterwards spending some time in Chicago in religious work. Nine or ten years ago she went to India as a missionary and did faithful and efficient service in the cause. After seven years she came to the United States for a visit, but returned in October 1918. She assisted in founding an orphanage, where many native children were cared for and brought up in the Christian faith.

She is survived by her father, David Baugh, her mother and two sisters: Mrs. Elmer Orris of Winterset and Mrs. Mabel Baugh Burdick, who lives in Omaha, besides a great many friends.

Earlham Echo
Earlham, Iowa
Thursday, May 6, 1920

The death of Miss Edith Baugh, former Earlham girl and graduate with the Academy class of 1897 is described in partial detail in a letter received by Mrs. S. E. Thompson from a sister Mrs. Elmer Orris at Winterset the past week. She died on the scene of her life’s work in India as the result of smallpox. Miss Baugh seems to have belonged to the Friends denomination during her residence with her parents on a farm near here, but later espoused the Zionist faith and was trained for hospital work in the mission field under Alexander Dewie himself. She immediately entered this work in India, and at the conclusion of the peace of 1918 fell heir to a hospital previously controlled by the Germans but relinquished by them to the English. While these details of her life are rather vague, it is certain that her life work has been one of devotion and assistance to an unenlightened people, and she deserves to be honored in memory not only by those who knew her as a school girl, but by the community at large.

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