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Dr. Wilder P. Ellis and his wife Jessie did a lot of great work.
Healing, teaching and trying to protect refugees, (esp. young women from kidnapping and rape), as best they could under horrific conditions.
Jessie Lee Ellis wrote an account of their experiences.
This was published in the September 1919 issue of the Atlantic Monthly.
Below is a photo of Dr. Ellis in Persia with the Kurdish warlord Simko Shikak.
Wilder and Dr. Shedd successfully treated one of the wives of Simko, resulting in the photo being taken.
They were not part of the revolt, just doing their work as medical missionaries.
Wikipedia entry about Simko's revolt:
"The Simko Shikak revolt refers to an armed Ottoman-backed tribal Kurdish uprising against the Qajar dynasty of Iran from 1918 to 1922.
It was led by Kurdish chieftain Simko Shikak from the Shekak tribe."
Dr. Wilder P. Ellis - Center is
Simko - Right is a French Priest later
killed by Simko
Montana's Bicycling Minister - by Nina Ellis Dosker.
Published by the Montana Historical Society in 1980.