Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Edgar Arthur Draper
1886 – 1956
—Physician in Cape May for 40 Years —
Born in Philadelphia May 12, 1886. Graduated Central High School 1906. Same year entered University of Pennsylvania in pre-medical studies. Accepted in Medical School of this University in 1908. Received degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1912, finishing second in his class. Interned at Mercy-Douglas Hospital and then started practice in Cape May in 1914. Continued until his death except for two years service in World War I. In 1917 commissioned 1st Lt. in U. S. Army Medical Corps. One of first negroes to be accepted. Served in U. S. and France. Discharged as major in 1919. Returned to Cape May. Died 1956.
Location. 38° 55.974′ N, 74° 55.312′ W. Marker is in Cape May, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Draper Walk, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on Draper Walk, between Washington Street and Carpenter Lane, in the Washington Street Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Cape May NJ 08204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S. S. Cape May (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Richard Wickes Henry Washington Sawyer (about 700 feet away); Cape May County Fishermans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); What Is It? (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Bunker Story (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bats on the Move (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape May.
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