Thomas Ellwood Parker, MD

Born:Dec 16 1854 In:  Parkersville, Chester Co, Pa
Died:Dec 29 1913 (at age 59)In:  Woodbury, NJ

Immediate family

Edith Maria Parker (born Hawes)
His wife
William Webb Parker
His father
Anna Mary Parker (born Darlington)
His mother
Joseph Walter Parker
His brother
Rebecca Parker
His sister
Edith Darlington Parker
His sister
Mary Darlington (born Parker)
His sister
John Parker, Sr
His brother
William Darlington Parker
His brother


Parkersville, Westtown, Hahneman Med. Col., Phila


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Religion: Quaker, Presbyterian


No children. Birth date was 12-6-1854 per Parkersville Mtg records- which is correct? , p. 112 says he was b. 12-16-1854. In the Parker box at CCHS is a registration certificate from Chester County dated August, 1881, for a Thomas Parker, Jr., M.D., to practice medicine. The "Jr." would be incorrect, but this appears to be for him. WCDL 3-8-1884: "Dr. T. E. Parker, formerly of Parkersville, but who recently went to Claremont, New Hampshire, is now on a short visit to his former home. The Doctor has, since settling in New Hampshire, built up quite a good practice. He will return to his newly-adopted home in a few days." WCDL marriage notice 12-7-1885: "Parker-Hawes.-At the residence of the bride's parents, at Augusta, Me., on 12th-mo., 2d, T. Ellwood Parker, M.D., of Claremont, N.H., formerly of Chester County, and Edith M. Hawes, of Augusta." WCDL 6-1-1895: "A Chester County Boy. At the twenty-sevenh annual meeting of the West Jersey Homeopathic Medical Society yesterday they elected for their President Dr. T. E. Parker, Woodbury. Dr. P. is a son of the late W. W. Parker, of Parkersville, and a student of the late Dr. J. B. Wood. West Jersey Society is composed of physicians of Trenton and all of New Jersey south of it." WCDL death notice 12-29-1913: "Suddenly, at Woodbury, NJ, on December 29, 1913, Thomas E. Parker, M.D., aged 59 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday, January 1, 1914, at 7:30 p.m., at his late residence, 170 South Broad St., Woodbury, NJ. Also at Birmingham Meeting House on January 2, 1914, at 1:45 p.m. Interment at Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham." Woodbury, New Jersey obit 1-1-1914: "Dr. Thomas Ellwood Parker died at his residence, 170 So. Broad St., this city, suddenly, at 4 p.m. last Monday of cerebral hemorrage. He had been in his usual health and was preparing to accompany Messers. Underwood and Wooley of the Board of Education, to Atlantic City on the 5 p.m. train. He had shaved and blackened his shoes and was passing from the rear to the front office when his sister, who had arrived at the Parker home only a few hours before on a visit saw him fall. Drs. Campbell and Underwood responded immediately to phone calls, but he did not regain consciousness. Dr. Parker was born Dec. 16, 1854 at Parkersville, Chester County, Pa., the eldest son of Wm. W. Parker, a prominent citizen of that place. He was educated at Worall Academy, West Chester; West Chester Normal and Westtown Boarding School and graduated in medicine from Hahnemann Medical College 1880. Dec. 2, 1885 he married Edith M. Hawes, of Augusta, Maine. He practiced medicine for some years in his home town of Parkersville, Pa., six years at Claremont, New Hampshire and came to Woodbury in 1889. His life here has been one of strict attention to his profession and whatever public duties he was called upon to perform. He was elected Coroner of the county in 1894 by 1500 majority over Dr. A. Porch; he was at the time of his death secretary of the West Jersey Homeopathic Medical Society; Sect'y of the City Board of Education; Secty of the Gloucester Co. Historical Society; Secty of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian church and of the County School Boards Association. He was a member of the Medical Society of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Co., Pa., the oldest medical society in Penna., and was also Medical Inspector of Woodbury public schools. The funeral service was held on Thursday evening at 7:30 at his residence. Rev. J. E. Triplett officiating. The interment was in Lafayette cemetery, Birmingham, Chester Co., Pa., Friday. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife and two brothers and two sisters." WCDL funeral notice 1-3-1914 reported on the service at Birmingham Meeting House, Birmingham, Pa. Pallbearers at the burial were J. Walter Parker, Emlen Darlington, William Parker, a nephew; Charles Darlington, West Chester; Walter Wooley and Dr. Isaac Crowther, of Woodbury. Burial info from Kennett MM at Parkersville records.
LU obit of Thomas Elwood Parker, b. 1854, d. 1913.
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