Biography of Dr. Roswell K. Palmerton
Broome County, NY Biographies





ROSWELL K. PALMERTON, a physician of of Deposit, New York, ranks high as one of the able and energetic men of that city. He was born there April 13, 1857, son of Samuel and Lydia (Kelsey) Palmerton. His parents were engaged in agricultural pursuits and were the owners of one of the prosperous and thrifty farms of the county.

As a boy, Dr. Palmerton attended the public schools of Deposit, and after completing the high school course he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Maryland, where he received his degree in March, 1881, after completing his training. Immediately after graduation, Dr. Palmerton went to Cannonsville, New York, where he engaged in practice until 1918; he then returned to Deposit, New York, where he has continued to add to his success to the present time. He is one of the oldest physicians in point of practice in Deposit, and during his years there has won not only the respect and esteem of his clientele, but also is held in true reverence by them. Many of those who were numbered among his parents as children he has seen grow to successful manhood and is the medical adviser of their children in turn. Dr. Palmerton is independent in political views; he has always been active in public matters, and though not desirous of public office he has given able service on many occasions when men of ability and acumen were needed. He is health officer of the town of Tompkins, Delaware county, New York, and also a director of the Farmers' National Bank of Deposit He is affiliated with the Masonic order. For several years while practising in Caxmonsville, Dr. Palmerton served as postmaster of the town, having received this appointment in 1893.

Dr. Palmerton married (first) in 1900, Jennie Wilson, daughter of Merton and Olive (Bennett) Wilson of Bennettsville, Chenango county, New York, and they were the parents of a son, Abel B., who graduated from the Walton High School and from Yale College. He is now assistant secretary of the Aetna Accident and Indemnity Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Palmerton married at Stamford, Connecticut, (second) Lillian M. Darling, daughter of Moses and Helen Darling, and by this marriage there were three children: Lucile, now Mrs. Gregory Tyler, of Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roswell K., Jr., attending Colgate University; Carola. The family attend and aid in the support of the Presbyterian church of Deposit.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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