John Ernest Bingham

John Ernest Bingham

Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Feb 1906 (aged 59)
Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 149322779 · View Source
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Prominent Surgeon Passes Away at Home in Walla Walla.

Dr. John E. Bingham, of Walla Walla, one of the most prominent physicians of the Pacific Northwest, died at his home at 7 P. M. last night, and in accordance with his wishes, his remains will be brought to Portland today and cremated. He left a widow, the daughter of Mrs. C. H. Lewis, of Portland, and a young son, Mason. His mother, who has passed her 90th year, is still alive and is in possession of her faculties and in good health. Dr. Bingham will be best remembered by Oregonians as the brother of Todd and Edward Bingham, two former Portland attorneys, now deceased.

No surgeon was more widely known throughout Oregon and Washington. He had practiced his profession in Washington for the past 30 years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, but before beginning to practice, completed the study of medicine at Paris, London and Vienna. He was known as a splendid diagnostician and a brilliant operator. There are very few of the major operations that have not been repeatedly performed by Dr. Bingham. For many years and up to the time of his death he was division surgeon for the O. R. & N. Company and had charge of the surgical service of the railroad company at St. Mary's Hospital, Walla Walla. He was also the author of many interesting papers on medical and surgical subjects.

He possessed many attractive qualities of mind and heart and was known for his benevolence and broad humanitarianism. He was always willing to answer calls from the sick, and his constant and unremitting devotion to his patients doubtless was the cause of the undermining of his health while he was yet in the prime of life.

Morning Oregonian, February 20, 1906

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