Joseph Benson Parker (Dickinson Alumni Record)
Parker, Joseph Benson — Born June 20, 1841, Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa.; p., Joseph and Mary (Shearer) Parker; prep., Dickinson grammar school; entered 1856; A. B., 1860, A. M., 1863; M. D., New York medical college; surgeon; entered navy as assistant surgeon, March, 1863; past assistant surgeon, 1867-76; surgeon, 1876; medical director; 1898; retired, 1903, with rank of rear admiral on account of age and service in Civil War; contributed to medical reports; Sigma Chi; B. L. society; married, Oct. 15, 1868, to Margaret J. Yorke, Salem, N. J.; children, Mary Shearer, Eleanor Yorke. Address, Philadelphia, Pa.
George Leffingwell Reed, ed., Alumni Record: Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College, 1905), 190.