Palmer Findley [RG2607.AM]


RG2607.AM:  Palmer Findley, 1868-1964


Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Physician

Size:  1 box; 0.5 cu.ft.


Palmer Findley was born in Lewis, Iowa, on April 22, 1868. He received his high school diploma from Atlantic, Iowa High School in 1886, his B.Sc. from the University of Iowa in 1890, and his M.D. cum laude from Northwestern University in 1893. His internship was at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1893-1895. From 1898 to 1899 he studied in Berlin, Vienna, and Paris. He was instructor at Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1900-1908 and professor of gynecology at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, 1908-1920. He was the author of numerous professional publications.  Dr. Palmer Findley died on November 10, 1964.  He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska.


This collection consists of “A Virginian Goes West,” an eight chapter, unpublished biography of Thomas Campbell Sexton, written by Palmer Findley. Sexton was a Fontanelle and Fremont, Nebraska, physician, who was “a pioneer of Nebraska in the late sixties.” The manuscript is typewritten and illustrated.

Note:  See the photo component [RG2607.PH] for photographs and sketches relating to Findley’s manuscript, “A Virginian Goes West.” Another version of this biography, Meet Doc Sexton, is located in the Library [921 S518f]. See the Library Catalog for additional publications by Palmer Findley.


Box 1

“A Virginian Goes West,” unpublished manuscript by Palmer Findley


Subject headings:

Findley, Palmer, 1868-1964

Fontanelle (Nebraska) — History

Fremont (Nebraska) — History

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Sexton, Thomas Campbell, 1843-1943


Encoded TMM   04-01-2010

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