Biography of Dr. Parmenus A. Johnson
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DR. PARMENUS A. JOHNSON, son of Eliphalet and Lillis (Davis) Johnson, was born April 1, 1809, in the town of German, Chenango county, where he received a good common school education. He then studied medicine with Dr. Green, of Sand Lake, Rensselaer county, for two years, and at the Cincinnati (Ohio) eclectic college, where he was graduated in 1835, and later, about 1840, he located for practice in Corning, where he stayed until 1846, when he practiced two years in Sullivan and Lycoming counties, Pa., then was three years in Centerville, Bradford county, Pa., and four years in Troy, Pa. He then had to relinquish business on account of ill health. After he began to gain in health he purchased a photographic studio and conducted this four years. He was married with Martha Burdick. They had nine children, of whom Marian, the eldest, died many years ago; the remaining children, Lillis, Emma, Dempster, Sylvia, Wealthy, Wallace, Elizabeth and Frank, are still living. Mrs. Johnson died some years after. In 1862 he came to Waverly. He was married with Miss Laura Ball in 1865. They had two children, Anna, a teacher of vocal music, and Judd, a bookkeeper in Boston.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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