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Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Tuesday, August 20, 1940
page 7, column 1
Iowa Citians Attend Annual Family Reunions
Many Iowa Citians were present at family reunions, which took place Sunday in the city park and at parks in other cities in Iowa.
In the city park at Wellman Sunday, the 12th annual Chandler-Palmer reunion took place. The group included descendants of John and Sarah Chandler Palmer who were born in 1815 in Pennsylvania and descendants of William K. Chandler, born in 1826 in Ohio. The Chandlers came from England in 1657 and the history and ancestors have been traced back to 1235.
Included on the program were prayer, hymns, greetings from absent members, and Mrs. Ethel Butterbaugh read a letter from the Rev. Herbert Kleinfelder and his wife, Mrs. Bianche Palmer Kleinfelder of Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Stephen Sunier, historian, announced the marriage of Bertha Chandler Maske-Eckhardt; the birth of a son, Bruce to Dr. and Mrs. Francis W. Palmer in Salina, Kan., and the death of Mrs. Allen P. Fry. The group read the historian's book and the Chandler genealogy and the annual pictures were taken by Eugene Sunier.
Mrs. Glee Palmer Jennings of Grand River was re-elected president. Other officers are Miss Gertrude E. Smith of Iowa City, vice president, Mr. Milo P. Smith of Marengo, secretary; Mrs. Bertha Chandler Eckhardt of Wellman, treasurer, and Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler of Iowa City, historian. The next meeting will be on the third Sunday in August.
Attending the reunion were the following: Mr. Ray W. Yoder, Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler Sunier, Mr. Eugene C. Sunier and Miss Mary S. C. Sunier, all of Iowa City; Mrs. Camilla Sunier Jones of Mt. Aunarm; Mr. Morley Palmer of A***h; Mrs. Carne Chandler Meyers, Mr. Charles Meyers, both of Tyrons, Okla.; Mrs. Ethel Palmer Butterbaugh and Mr. Guy Butterbaugh, both of Stuart; Mr. and Mrs. Milo Smith and Milo, Jr., of Marengo, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rone and sons, Raymond, Russell, Ralph, Merle and Carroll, of North English; Mrs. Hannah Palmer, Miss Stella Palmer, Mr. Alve Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maver and daughters Roseline and Gwendolyn, all of Washington, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Palmer and son, Wayne of West Chester, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Palmer and daughter of South English; Mr. Willard Palmer of Davenport, Dr. and Mrs. Francis W. Palmer and son, George of Salina, Kan.; Mrs. J. Ellsworth Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livezey, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Maplethorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Willam Butterbaugh and daughter, Mrs. George Heiserman and daughter and Mr. Henry Eckhardt all of Wellman.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2016