MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 398
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Oct. 2, 2007
DEATH OF CAPT. ALPHEUS PALMER.
Dec 26 / 93 (hand written)
Capt. Alpheus Palmer, a former resident of Muscatine, who had many warm friends among our older citizens, died Tuesday night at his home in Dubuque. He sustained a paralytic stroke five years ago, from which he had never fully recovered, and on the 20th inst. was stricken with his fatal illness. He is survived by his wife, one sister and five brothers.
The following is taken from a notice of his death in Wednesday’s Dubuque Telegraph:
Alpheus Palmer was born in Farmersburg, Ontario, October 17, 1825. He went to California in 1850, but later returned to Iowa and engaged in business at Muscatine. He enlisted in 1861 as captain of Company C, 16th Iowa Infantry, and participated in all the engagements shared by his regiment, which belonged to the famous Crocker brigade. For a time he was regimental quartermaster.
Captain Palmer came to Dubuque in 1867 and bought the book and stationery establishment of W. J. Gilbert. He was succeeded by Palmer Bros. and they by Wood & Gissel. Later he engaged in the real estate and brokerage business. He was a genial, gentle, unobtrusive and strictly honest man.
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