Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Julius Purcell Haynes

College Baseball Player and Physician

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Dartmouth Medical School M.D.

Class of 1888

Born  1866  Holly Springs MS

Died 1941 Toledo OH

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Dr. Julius Purcell Haynes died of uremia at his home in Toledo, Ohio, November 17 1941. He was born in Holly Spring, Miss., March 21, 1866, the son of Joseph and Julia (Purcell) Haynes, and was of the Negro race. He was for two years a student at Wilberforce College in Ohio, from which he came to Dartmouth and took the entire medical course of four years, being demonstrator of anatomy in his senior year. After intern service at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, he practiced for a year in Brooklyn and then in 1890 opened an office in Toledo, O., where he was in successful practice for over fifty years. He was a member of the auxiliary staff of St. Vincent’s and Flower Hospitals of Toledo and served as city physician for eight years. In 1933 he was selected to represent Dartmouth at the inauguration of the president of Toledo University.

He was a communicant and for several years treasurer of All Saints Episcopal church, and was connected with the Masonic order, the Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias. August 29, 1928, he was married to Julia May, daughter of Josiah and Sadie (Ackley) Cannon, who survives him. There are no children.