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Etta Jane Kempton Palmer
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1895
Eden
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1970
Safford
Graham County
Arizona, USA

(From obituary)"Etta was the second of fourteen children born to Richard Hyrum Kempton and Nellie Francis Colvin. Most of her childhood days were lived in Eden, except for a short period when the family moved to Asherst. What schooling she had, she and her brothers and sisters traveled many miles each day by team and wagon. She married Levi L. Palmer on July 31, 1911, in Solomonville, which was then the county seat for Graham County. This being the flooding season, they had to swim their team and wagon across the Gila River and then they boarded the local train to go on to Solomonville for the ceremony. She served as cook for the college and high school cafeterias in Thatcher for twenty-six years, not retiring until she was seventy-one years old. She was an excellent cook and no child ever went away hungry.
She entered the hospital Tuesday afternoon and passed away from a heart attack on Wednesday, December 2, 1970." 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Hyrum Kempton (1871 - 1933)
  Nellie Frances Colvin Kempton (1874 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Levi Lester Palmer (1891 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Amos Palmer (1914 - 1987)*
  Alvin Aaron Palmer (1917 - 1988)*
  Richard Alma Palmer (1920 - 1983)*
  Rose Palmer Olson (1923 - 1997)*
  Isaac Palmer (1931 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alma H Kempton (1893 - 1974)*
  Etta Jane Kempton Palmer (1895 - 1970)
  Annie Laura Kempton Ballard (1898 - 1923)*
  Una Viola Kempton Gilliland (1905 - 1969)*
  Lenn S Kempton (1911 - 1919)*
  Ordin R. Kempton (1915 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eden Cemetery
Eden
Graham County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: JessMorr
Record added: Sep 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15589152
Etta Jane <i>Kempton</i> Palmer
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Etta Jane <i>Kempton</i> Palmer
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Etta Jane <i>Kempton</i> Palmer
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- Rene Saenz-Tanner
 Added: Jul. 16, 2011
Rest in Peace
- Sheila H.
 Added: Jun. 15, 2010
My grandma Palmer loved flowers especially roses and irises. She loved babies and made the most delicious yeast rolls ever. She was always my inspiration.
- Sandi Sechrist
 Added: Apr. 3, 2008
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