Biography of Dr. Floyd B. Parke
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Parke, Floyd B., M.D., was born in Chemung County, January 27, 1856. He is a son of Alexander H., a farmer, and later a merchant, now residing in Elmira at the age or about sixty four. Mr. Parke's mother was a McDoel, an old pioneer family of Erin township, Chemung County. The Parkes were also among the first settlers of Erin. Floyd B. is the only son, and was educated at the public schools of Elmira and the Elmira Free Academy. He began the study of medicine with Dr. O. A. Jackway, at Breesport, when about twenty one years of age, and graduated from the Medical Department of the Buffalo University on February 28, 1879, beginning practice in North Chemung at once, where he was for four and one half years. He moved to Erin and was there two years, and came to Elmira in September, 1885, and in July, 1889, engaged in the wholesale and retail drug business with Drs. Moroney and Bush as the Elmira Drug Company, 333 East Water street. In 1883 he was elected coroner on the Democratic ticket and served three years. He was United States pension examining surgeon during Cleveland's administration and city physician for two years from January 1, 1886. Ks has been surgeon of the fire department since July, 1886, and first lieutenant and assistant surgeon of the Twenty sixth Separate Company since May, 1887, which office he still holds. He was appointed member of the Board of Health on January 1, 1889, by Mayor Davison. Mr. Parke is a member of the I. O. R. M., being their official examiner, and a member of other associations. He is the instructor of the ambulance corps at the armory and is now county and jail physician. He married, in De Kalb, Ill., in October, 1882, Cora B. Ennis. Mr. Parke was elected school commissioner in District No. 1, city of Elmira, October 13, 1891.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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