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Dr Benjamin Henry Throop

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Dr Benjamin Henry Throop

Birth
Oxford, Chenango County, New York, USA
Death 26 Jun 1897 (aged 85)
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 49855555 View Source
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Pioneer physician of Scranton. He was the founder of Throop borough and a Civil War doctor. He was one of the first to respond when President Abraham Lincoln called for physicians during the Civil War. He eventually founded Lackawanna Hospital, later to become Scranton State General Hospital, now the site of a veteran's home. He became president of the Scranton City Bank, and also of the Scranton Illuminating, Heat and Power Company.


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