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Emma Cushman: Missionary in Turkey and Greece
Emma Darling Cushman (1863-1931), born in Burlington, New York, was a nurse and missionary with the American Board and, later, Near East Relief. Cushman operated with the American Board at the Western Turkey Mission from 1900 to 1907, when she was released from service to the ABCFM. After this, she worked independently in hospitals in Turkey. Following the Great War, she worked with Near East Relief to provide care for orphans displaced by the war. With Near East Relief, Cushman worked in Corinth, Greece, and had a farm near St. Theodore (Agioi Theodoroi), to the east of Corinth. After an illness, she died in Cairo, Egypt, in 1931. The following are photos of Emma Cushman and the orphans with whom she worked in Greece.
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