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The William A. Parrish Papers covers the payments of Dr. Parrish’s house calls and the payments made in between 1924 to 1950, covering his work in Mulberry and Pittsburg, Kansas.

Born on August, 22nd, 1888 in the small mining town of Curranville, Kansas (Crawford County), William Parish was one of six children. As a child, William grew up farming and working in the coal mines, but made his way through high school eventually to pursue a career in the medical field. In 1909, William attended the Barnes Medical School in St. Louis, then transferred to the Medical School at the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1913, which then qualified him to work as a physician. After a brief period in Arkansas, William came back to Crawford County, settling in the small town of Mulberry. In 1916 he married Jennette Boniols. In 1917, Dr. Parish, answered the call to serve his country and joined the Medical Corps which was training in Fort Riley. His rank was Captain. In June, 1918, Parrish shipped out from New Jersey and landed on the shores of France, staying there until June, 1919. When he returned to Mulberry, ‘Doc’ Parish made house calls for the residents in a horse and carriage. In 1936, he moved his family to Pittsburg, Kansas. In 1955, he retired and quit his practice due to illness. William A. Parrish passed away on July 5th, 1962.

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Health and Medicine, Social Life and Customs


Medicine and Health Sciences

Size of Collection

3 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0306

Parrish, William A., Papers, 1924-1950



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