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Charles Curtis Palmer
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1851
Morgan County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1917
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Charles was born in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio to Jesse Palmer and Ellen Susannah Eves Palmer on August 3, 1851. He married Martha Jane Vance on May 1, 1872 in Monroe County, Iowa. They had the following children: Ellen May Palmer (1873 1945), Frederick Albert Palmer (1875 1963), Laura Pearl Palmer (1880 1953), Maude Fern PALMER
(1887 1900), and Royden Charles Palmer (1889 - 1960).

Obituary provided originally to me by D. J. Maki. Another copy was obtained at the Eddyville Library. This article was published on August 10, 1917 in the Eddyville Paper.


After An Operation at State Hospital at Iowa City
A Prominent Stockman
Funeral Held From Home on North Third Street. Large Crowd in Attendance
Our people were much surprised and grieved when word was passed around last Thursday afternoon that our well known stockman C. C. Palmer had died that afternoon at the State Hospital at Iowa City, where he had undergone an operation a couple of days previous. First reports were that he was getting along nicely. A few hours before his death a message came that he was growing worse, and the children Fred Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Palmer and Mrs. S.L. Lemmon made preparations to drive through to Iowa City. Before they had started another message said that he could not recover and to come at once. The drive of over one hundred miles was made in almost 3 hours. The body was brought back to Eddyville for burial the following morning.

Charles Curtis Palmer, eldest son of the late Jesse and Ellen Palmer was born in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, August 3rd, 1851.
He came to Iowa with his parents in November 1854, and has lived continuously in Iowa, and the greater part in and near Eddyville since that time.
He and Martha Vance were married May 1st, 1872 and to them five children were born, three daughters and two sons, Fred A., Royden C. and Ella, wife of S.L. Lemmon of Eddyville, and Pearl, wife of Clyde Hartman of Des Moines. One daughter maude preceded her father in death. He is survived also by his widow, his aged mother, residing at this place and now in her eighty-ninth year; also three brothers W.R. and O.C. of Albia and J.E. who resides on the old home place near Avery. In addition to all these he leaves eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren to mourn his going away.
Mr. Palmer lived a quiet but very useful life to his community. He was energetic in the prosecution of his business affairs, but always considerate and honorable in his dealings with his neighbors and friends. One had to know him intimately to appreciate his sterling qualities of life and character. He was a manly man, and he lived so quietly and uncomplainingly amongst us that we scarcely realized that he was sick until the word came flashing across the wires --"He Is Gone". His spirit passed gently to rest August 2, 1917. Could he have lived one day longer he would have been sixty-six years old. May he rest in peace forever.
The funeral services were held from his late home on North Third Street in Eddyville at three o'clock p.m., Saturday, August 4th, 1917. Elder B.W. Pettit of Albia, and one who had known Mr. Palmer for a third of a century, conducted the services and preached a sermon that was full of comfort to the sorrowing friends. A very large gathering of friends and neighbors were present at his services to pay a sad tribute of respect to the sterling qualities of this splinded citizen. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The pall bearers were: Will Jagger, Frank Burns, Wig Harding, Carl Powell, Henry Pickerell, James Wylie, and Charles and George Palmer. A large auto procession excorted his body to its last resting place in the beautiful Highland Cemetery overlooking his late home in the little city of Eddyville, and the beautiful classic Des Moines River.
The Relatives extend heartfelt thanks to all for their kindness. 
Family links: 
  Jesse Palmer (1829 - 1910)
  Ellen S Eves Palmer (1829 - 1919)
  Martha Jane Vance Palmer (1851 - 1926)*
  Ellen May Palmer Lemmon (1873 - 1945)*
  Frederick Albert Palmer (1875 - 1963)*
  Laura Pearl Palmer Hartman (1880 - 1953)*
  Maude Fern Palmer (1887 - 1900)*
  Royden Charles Palmer (1889 - 1960)*
  Kittie Palmer*
  Freddie Palmer*
  Allie Palmer*
  Charles Curtis Palmer (1851 - 1917)
  Hannah Ann Palmer Hammond (1854 - 1915)*
  William Richard Palmer (1858 - 1930)*
  Oscar Clarke Palmer (1863 - 1930)*
  Jennie Palmer (1869 - ____)*
  H Ernest Palmer (1872 - 1886)*
  Jesse Edward Palmer (1875 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Pam Cairns Palmer
Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
Record added: Nov 28, 2008
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Charles Curtis Palmer
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My husband's Great Grand Uncle. Rest in peace C.C.
- Pam Cairns Palmer
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014

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