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Charles Franklin Emerson Biography

Born: Sept. 28, 1843 Chelmsford, Mass.

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans 1904

Charles Franklin Emerson, educator, was born in Chelmsford, Mass., Sept. 28, 1843; son of Owen and Louisa (Butterfield) Emerson; and grandson of Owen and Mary Emerson and of Capt. John Butterfield. He worked on a farm, attended school winters and taught school to earn his way through college. He prepared for college at Westford, Mass., academy, and at Appleton academy, New Ipswich, N.H., and was graduated at Dartmouth, A.B., 1868, A.M., 1871. He was instructor in mathematics in the New Hampshire college of agriculture and mechanic arts, 1868-74; tutor in mathematics and instructor in gymnastics at Dartmouth, 1868-72; associate professor of natural philosophy and mathematics, 1872-78; Appleton professor of natural philosophy and instructor in astronomy, 1878-92; Appleton professor of physics from 1892, and dean of the faculty from 1893. He was elected a member of the American association for the advancement of science in 1873 and a fellow in 1874. He was married, Jan. 20, 1875, to Caroline, daughter of Timothy Flagg of North Chelmsford, Mass. His contributions to agricultural and scientific literature, continued irregularly for over thirty years.

Source:

Johnson, Rossiter, ed.
Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
Vol. I-X. Boston, MA, USA: The Biographical Society, 1904.



Biographical Sketch for Charles Franklin Emerson

Born: Sept. 28, 1843 Chelmsford, Mass.

From: Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women 1902

EMERSON, CHARLES FRANKLIN, educator, was born Sept. 28, 1843, in Chelmsford, Mass. In 1869 he became instructor in mathematics in the College proper, and in 1872 associate professor of natural philosophy, succeeding in 1878 to full possession of that chair. His work has consisted largely in the development of the physical laboratory in Dartmouth, for which purpose he traveled extensively through Europe during 1883-84.

Source:

Herringshaw, Thomas William, ed.
Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life ...
American Publishers Association, Chicago 1902.

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