|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1849|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1919|
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Oris C. Palmateer was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, August 22, 1849, and is the sixth of the seven children born to Benjamin and Phebe (Johnson) Palmateer, natives respectively of New York and Ohio, and of French and English extraction.
Oris C. Palmateer, in December 1863, when fourteen years of age, enlisted in Company F, Forty-Eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war, and took part in the battles of Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta (where he was wounded in the breast), and elsewhere, and also marched with Sherman to the Atlantic.
After the war, Mr. Oris Palmateer, was employed with the United States mail service at St. Louis, for a time. In 1866, he returned to Olney and worked at painting and carpentering in the summer, and attended school in the winter, for a number of years; in 1870, he began teaching; in 1875 and 1876, he clerked in Norris City, Ill., and then became local editor of the Olney News, IL.
In December 1877, he was appointed Deputy County Clerk; in 1881, he was elected City Clerk, and re-elected in 1883.
September 12, 1871, he married Miss Ella L. Shelby, who bore him three daughters, and died September 4, 1882. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as was Mr. Palmateer. In politics, he is a Republican, although is at present local editor on the Olney Times, the Democratic organ of Richland County, and is one of the enterprising and prominent citizens of the city and county. [Richland County, Illinois History]
Oris C. Palmateer, Richland county's youngest soldier in the Civil War, whose life for more than twenty years was spent here, died yesterday at his home in Seattle, Wash.
Mr. Palmetter was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1849.
His father, on first coming to Illinois, settled in Crawford county. He came to Olney in 1861.
In 1863, when only fourteen years old, Mr. Oris Palmateer enlisted in Co. F., 48th Illinois Infantry. He served until the close of the war, was wounded in the breast at Atlanta, and was with Sherman on his march to the sea.
After the war Mr. Palmateer was employed in the U. S. mail service at St. Louis for a time. Later he returned to Olney during which time he attended school.
He began teaching in 1870.
In 1875 he became local editor of the Olney News. In 1877 he was appointed deputy county clerk under Clark Shelby. He was elected city clerk in 1881 and again in 1883. For a time thereafter he was editor of the Olney Times.
He was married in 1871 to Miss Ella L. Shelby. She died in 1882, leaving three daughters.
Mr. Palmateer later married Miss Lida (Eliza Bell) Ridgway, who survives him.
The three surviving daughters are: Mrs. Ola Poupney of St. Louis, Mrs. Carrie Myers and Mrs. Eunice Louborg of Palm Beach, Fla. – Olney Daily Mail
Daily News, August 25, 1919
Death of Lida------
Lida Ridgway Palmatier in the California, Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Lida R Palmatier
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1861
Birth Place: Illinois
Death Date: 8 Jan 1956
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Henrietta James Reed
Father's Surname: David Ridgway
Benjamin Palmateer (1808 - 1872)
Phebe Johnson Palmateer (1821 - 1885)
Ella L. Shelby Palmateer (1854 - 1882)*
Olie May Palmateer Poupeney (1874 - 1960)*
Robert Ridgway Palmateer (1896 - 1896)*
David Ridgway Palmateer (1898 - 1898)*
Amanda J. Palmateer Elliott (1844 - 1922)*
Charles Daniel Palmateer (1845 - 1929)*
Oris Clancy Palmateer (1849 - 1919)
Laura Palmateer (1855 - ____)*
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