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Dr Hiram Corson

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Dr Hiram Corson

Birth
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Mar 1896 (aged 91)
Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section X Lot 295, 297
Memorial ID 64267723 View Source
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1896-03-05; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
DR. HIRAM CORSON HAS PASSED AWAY
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DR. HIRAM CORSON, who was probably the oldest practicing physician in the country, died yesterday morning, at his home, near Conshohocken, Montgomery county. He was 92 years old and had been practicing medicine since 1828.
At the advanced age of 92 years, Dr. Hiram Corson, one of he most conspicuous figures in Eastern Pennsylvania medical circles, and who, until compelled by the ravages of time to abandon his profession a year ago, could justly lay claim to being the oldest practicing physician in the United States, died early this morning at his residence, "Maple Hill," Plymouth Meting, just above this borough. His death was due to the general breaking down of the system incident to old age.
Dr. Corson was the father of nine children,. four sons and five daughters. Those surviving are Joseph K. Corson, of the United States Army; Tacie Foulke, wife of William L. Cresson, of Norristown, Susan F., wife of Jawood Lukens of Conshohocken; Bertha, wife of James Yocum, of Philadelphia; Frances Stockton, wife of Richard Day of Philadelphia, and Mary Corson, who remained at home.
The remains of Dr. Corson will probably reside in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, beside those of his wife, who died in 1887."


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  • Originally Created by: Meges
  • Added: 16 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64267723
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/64267723/hiram-corson : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Hiram Corson (8 Oct 1804–4 Mar 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 64267723, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by katyknock (contributor 47443145) .