Painter, Joseph Hannum

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Biographical History

Joseph Hannum Painter (1879-1908) was born on July 3, 1879, at Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania. He was an Aid in the Division of Plants, United States National Museum, 1904-1908. He studied at Pennsylvania State College, and left his junior year to take that position. Painter served as an assistant to J. N. Rose during collecting trips to Mexico in 1903 and 1905. Painter drowned in a canoeing accident on December 6, 1908, near Plummers Island, Maryland, possibly trying to save a friend, Robert S. Wallis, who also drowned.

Source

Joseph Hannum Painter. In Washington Biologists' Field Club biographies. Accessed March 23, 20112 from http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/bios/painterjoseph.htm

Related entities

  • Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson), 1862-1928: Painter served as an assistant to J. N. Rose during collecting trips to Mexico in 1903 and 1905.
  • United States National Museum: He was an Aid in the Division of Plants, United States National Museum, 1904-1908.

Birth Date

1879

Death Date

1908

Topic

Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Botanists