Dr Worthington Hooker

Dr Worthington Hooker

Death 6 Nov 1867 (aged 61)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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Worthington Hooker (Yale 1825), son of Judge John and Sarah (Dwight) Hooker, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 3, 1806. He received the degree of M. D. from Harvard College in 1829. He practiced medicine in Norwich, Connecticut, until 1852, when he was chosen to the professorship of Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard. In addition to his professorship and his medical practice, he published a number of medical volumes, and also frequently contributed to periodical literature.

He married twice. First, in 1830, to Miss Mary Ingersoll of Springfield, Massachusetts. After her death he married Miss Henrietta Edwards, daughter of Gov. Henry W. Edwards. Dr. Hooker died in New Haven on November 6, 1867. Only one of his five children was then living.

Source: Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College, Deceased During Academical Year Ending in July, 1868, pp. 275-276.

Worthington Hooker School is located in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. It is part of the New Haven public school system. The school is named after former Yale University professor and physician Dr. Worthington Hooker (1806–1867).

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