Mr. Francis Thomas "Frank" Palmer 1847-1914
PALMER, SANDERCOCK, RHODES, WALDO, DAY, SOUTHWORTH, KNAPP
Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 7/27/2022 at 17:08:15
Page 8 of Manchester Press, published in Manchester, Iowa on Thursday, June 18th, 1914
Frank Palmer a well-known deaf mute, died suddenly in his home last Wednesday afternoon, June 10. Mr. Palmer had been in failing health for several months. Of late he seemed to be improving, and was able to be about. Wednesday morning he walked downtown to do some trading and was about the place all day. Late in the afternoon he went into the house from the yard and was partaking of a lunch when he fell from his chair and expired.
Francis Thomas Palmer was born in Wisconsin April 3, 1847, and died at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 7 days. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1853 and located in Clayton County. In 1870 he came to Earlville and was married to Miss Catherine Sandercock November 16, 1871. Six children were born to the union, five of whom are still living and one died infancy. Those surviving are: Thomas of Lakefield, Minn.; Mrs. Thalia Waldo of Hamar, N. Dakota; Mrs. Emma Day of Rockdale, Iowa; Walter of Delhi; and Edward of East Dubuque, Ill. Besides his wife and children Mr. Palmer is also survived by one brother; Tyler P. Palmer of Edgewood, and two sisters, Mrs. Thalia Rhodes and Mrs. Emma Southworth of Denver, Colorado.
The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. A household of sympathizing friends attended the services, which were conducted by Rev. W. S. Skinner of Delhi. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery.
The death of Mr. Palmer removes one of the quaint personalities of the town. When a lad he suffered a severe siege of typhoid fever, which rendered him deaf and dumb. Despite his affliction, he possessed a quick eye and keen perception which enabled him to understand as readily as many more fortunate. He received a good education and was well posted in all matters of interest. He was firm in his friendships, honest and industrious, and many can attest that although he was a deaf mute his life was not spent in vain. The wife and children and other relatives have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow. Thomas of Lakefield, Minn.; Mrs. Thalia Waldo of Hamar, N. Dakota; Mrs. Emma Day of Rockdale, Iowa; Walter of Delhi; and Edward of East Dubuque, Ill. ; Tyler Palmer of Edgewood; Dr. Wm. Knapp of McGregor; the latter a nephew , were in attendance at the funeral.
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