Parker, Luther Fletcher
Age: 0, credited to Peacham, VT
Service: drafted, paid commutation; U.S. Sanitary Commission [College: DC 64]
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Birth: 09/22/1821, Coventry, VT
Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: DC 64 MD
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Luther F. Parker
Parker, Luther Fletcher of Peacham son of Isaac and Arabella Cobb Parker was born in Coventry Sept 22 1821. The early education of Mr Luther Parker was obtained in the schools of Coventry and in Brownington and Peacham Academies and while a student he taught in Coventry and the neighboring towns. In 1844 he entered the U. V. M., but after remaining two years was obliged to leave the university on account of ill-health, when he again taught for two years at Coventry Falls. He then commenced the study of medicine in the office of Dr. G. W. Cobb, of Peacham, and after the latter's death continued with his successor, Dr Farr, attending a course of lectures at Dartmouth and Woodstock. He was subsequently requested by Dr Brewer, of Barnet, to assume his large practice, which he retained till his removal to Peacham, when he purchased the professional connection of Dr Farr. In 1864 he received the diploma of M. D. from Dartmouth College. For forty years he has had a large and extensive practice, has kept fully abreast with the great advance of medical science for the past half century, and has gained a high reputation as a consulting physician in all the surrounding country. Dr. Parker is the proprietor of a farm in Peacham which he himself operates. Formerly a Whig, but now a Republican, though often sought for political office, he has always refused to serve, except in 1886 and 1888, when he represented Peacham in the Legislature, in both sessions being a member of the temperance and ways and means committees. He has always been active in securing and enforcing prohibitory laws. He was sent, after the battle of the Wilderness, in charge of a sum of money collected in Peacham for the sanitary commission When he arrived at the front the exigency of the occasion was so great that he gave his professional services freely to the wounded in that great battle.
He has been a member of several medical societies, of Peacham Congregational Church, the Vermont Home Missionary Society and always a generous contributor to different religious organizations. Dr. Parker married, June 6, 1850, Louisa, daughter of Deacon Moses and Jane Adelaine Martin Martin, of Peacham. Of this union are issue: Mrs. E. C. Hardy, of Framingham, Mass, Mrs. W. H. Bayley, of Peacham, Mrs, G. B. M. Harvey of New York, H. M., of Minneapolis Minn., and Lizzie A.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 300.