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PALMER, David A. 1837-1911


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2016 at 16:36:52

Dave Palmer Dies Suddenly

David Palmer died at his home in this city about three o'clock Sunday morning. Death came very suddenly while the remainder of the family were asleep.

While Mr. Palmer had been a sufferer from heart failure for a long time the family were not prepared for so sudden an ending. Mrs. Palmer discovered about three o'clock in the morning that her husband had passed away. He was dead but a short time before she awakened.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keller were held at the house at one o'clock Monday afternoon. Those from out of town who were present at the funeral were Miss Dora Palmer from Brookings, S.D., Will Elliott from Marshalltown, Mrs. Hattie Dunsmore and two children from Minneapolis, and Seth Gardner from Mitchel, S.D.

D. A. Palmer was born in Orleans County, N.Y. March 23, 1837. He came to Iowa in 1856. He enlisted in company E, 16th regiment of New York cavalry in July 1863 and was honorably discharged Aug. 17, 1865, having served two years and one month in the civil war. He returned to Iowa in the fall of 1865 and located at Waterloo and was united in marriage to Mary C. Gardner Sept. 23, 1868. He came to Grundy Center July 1875 where he and his family have continued to live until his death. He was converted at the age of 16 and joined the Freewill Baptist church and continued to live a devoted christian during his life. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one daughter and two sons. The daughter is Mrs. Rose Martin and the sons are Fred and Walter.

--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 August 1911, pg 1


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