Parker, Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson Parker, detail

Joseph Benson Parker, born on June 20, 1841 in Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania, entered Dickinson in 1856 and pursued a career in medicine. He graduated from a medical college in New York and entered the Navy as an assistant surgeon in March 1863. He married in 1868 and after a long career as a doctor he retired in 1903 as a rear admiral with credit to his service in the Civil War. He died on October 21, 1915. (By Brandon Rothenberg)

Life span
06/20/1841—10/21/1915
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1860

Life Summary

Full name
  Joseph Benson Parker
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  2
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
  Military
  Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Military
  Union Navy
  US military (Post-Civil War)

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