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Rev Joel Hastings Metcalf

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Rev Joel Hastings Metcalf

Birth
Meadville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Feb 1925 (aged 59)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot Sec-AA Lot-677 Grv-1
Memorial ID 118704776 View Source

Son of Louis Metcalf & Annie Hicks per 22 Sep 1891 Somerville, MA record of marriage to Elizabeth S. Lochman.

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Reverend Metcalf graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1892. He served as a Unitarian minister in Burlington, Vermont and in Taunton, Massachusetts, Winchester, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.

He discovered or co-discovered several comets, including 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf and 97P/Metcalf-Brewington, and also 41 asteroids during 1905–1914, as credited by the Minor Planet Center.[1]

Two of his discoveries, the main-belt asteroids 726 Joëlla and 792 Metcalfia, were named in his honor

[Wikipedia: Joel Hastings Metcalf]
[Popular Astronomy: Joel Hastings Metcalf]

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