Pioneer Logan Physician Dies
Widely Known Medical Authority Passes Away After Fourteen Month’s Illness
[Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Nov. 1920]

Special to The Tribune

LOGAN, Nov. 10.—Dr. William Brigham Parkinson, veteran physician and surgeon of Logan, died at the family residence, 69 South First West street, at a late hour last night, following an illness of fourteen months resulting from an attack of influenza. Dr. Parkinson had practiced medicine in Logan for thirty-five years and was well known throughout the state and Idaho because of his long service.

Dr. Parkinson was born at Bradford, Yorkshire, England, April 4, 1852. He came to this country early in his youth and took up the study of medicine. He attended the Rush Medical college and the Louisville Medical college and had diplomas from both institutions. He had practiced his profession in Logan and Cache county ever since his graduation. He also was known as a writer on medical subjects.

Dr. Parkinson took frequent trips to Europe and the east to study research work in medicine. He was in Vienna when the war broke out in 1914, taking a postgraduate course there.

Dr. Parkinson is survived by eighteen children, six having died. Besides his wife he has one brother living, John Parkinson of Baker City, Ore. The children are Dr. William B. Parkinson, Jr., of Lewiston, Dr. George T. Parkinson of Rexburg, Ida.; Dr. Fred B. Parkinson of Logan, Mart [sic] T., Wallace B. and Don B., of Logan; John B. of Fresno, Cal.; Misses Veda, Lizzie and Edith Parkinson of Logan, Mrs. George Leishman, Mrs. Ada England, Mrs. A. M. Johnson and Mrs F. S. McAlister, all of Logan; Mrs. B. R. Parkinson of Franklin, Ida., Mrs A. E. Jennings of Los Angeles and Mrs. Arthur Rallison of Preston, Ida.

When the selective draft law was put into force Dr. Parkinson was made physical examiner for Cache county and served in that capacity while the process of inducting men in the service was carried on, acting as a member of the board composed of himself, the county clerk and the sheriff.

Funeral service will be held next Monday at the Logan tabernacle.