Biography of Anson C. Peckham
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Peckham, Anson C., physician and surgeon, son of Reuben M., and Elizabeth (Churchill) Peckham, was born in Somerset, Mass., September 3, 1855, and moved with his parents to Fall River when three years old. He received his preparatory education in the public schools of Fall River, then studied under the instruction of Isaac Smith, A. M., M. D., matriculated at the medical department of Dartmouth College, received his medical degree from that institution October 30, 1877, and on November 15 of that year commenced the practice of his profession in Fall River, where he has since met with continued success. When the Fall River Hospital was opened he was appointed a member of the surgical staff, on which he served three years and resigned to accept an appointment on the medical staff of the same institution. Dr. Peckham has served as president of the Fall River Medical Society. In the fall of 1897 he was appointecl one of the medical examiners of the Fall River Pension Board. He is a member of Godfrey de Bouillon Commandery, Knights Templar; Aleppo Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; past chancellor Annawan Lodge, K. of P., and represented that lodge at the Grand Lodge in 1892. He is medical examiner for the National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, Vt., and Mt. Hope Lodge, United Order of Pilgrim Fathers. November 7, 1882, Dr. Peckham married Ida L. Waite of Tiverton, R. I, and they have one daughter, Sadie. Dr. Peckham's grandfather, Henry Peckham, was born in Rhode Island, served in the war of 1812, and for many years was town clerk of Newport.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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