#OrphanSunday is a day to raise awareness about the plight of orphans worldwide. Today we'd like to draw attention to an orphan who had an impact on Rock Creek Park's history.
Learn about Joshua Peirce Klingle on our website at https://www.nps.gov/people/joshua-peirce-klingle.htm.
Joshua Peirce Klingle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1835. His parents were Dr. George F. Klingle and Juliet P. Coats. His mother died in 1837 and his father remarried. Unfortunately, Dr. Klingle died in 1840, leaving his eldest son and orphan.