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Harriet Elizabeth "Bettie" Palmer Hutcheson
Birth: Mar. 20, 1851
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1927
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

"Bettie" was orphaned in Texas two months short of her 14th birthday. She and her siblings spent the next couple of years in Huntsville, TX with her aunt Amanda and uncle, Anthony Branch, until they passed away in a yellow fever epidemic in 1867. She and her sister then moved in with relatives in Virginia. When she reached maturity she first married Edward Milby in 1872 and they returned to Texas. That marriage was without issue. After his death in 1881 she married secondly in the late summer of 1886 Joseph Chappell Hutcheson. She moved into his newly built Victorian home, the foundation of which had been laid down in 1883. As the daughter of pioneers Judge Edward and Martha Winifred Palmer she saw Texas and the South pass through their transformative pre and post war years from the family homes in Texas & Virginia. In June 1908 she and Capt. Hutcheson traveled on the very new liner the "Lusitania" for the tour of Europe and so as to attend the wedding of Dr. Allen C. Hutcheson in August in London. She was a woman of considerable real property and did much of her own rent collection in Houston in a buggy. Later, while firmly established in the social life of Houston, she became active in & served as president of the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Albert Palmer (1825 - 1862)
  Martha Winifred Branch Palmer (1827 - 1865)
 
 Spouses:
  Edward Milby (1846 - 1881)
  Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (1842 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  William Palmer Hutcheson (1887 - 1966)*
  Rosalie Winifred Hutcheson Bosworth (1890 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Palmer (1847 - 1902)*
  Harriet Elizabeth Palmer Hutcheson (1851 - 1927)
  Rosalie Heath Palmer Taliaferro (1855 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec C-3, Lot 57
 
Created by: Jim Hutcheson (James Ste...
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72016455
Harriet Elizabeth Bettie <i>Palmer</i> Hutcheson
Added by: Jim Hutcheson (James Sterling H.)
 
Harriet Elizabeth Bettie <i>Palmer</i> Hutcheson
Added by: Jim Hutcheson (James Sterling H.)
 
Harriet Elizabeth Bettie <i>Palmer</i> Hutcheson
Added by: Jim Hutcheson (James Sterling H.)
 
 
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