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Rev Daniel Harvey Palmer

Rev Daniel Harvey Palmer

Birth
Sparta, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
Death 18 Jan 1953 (aged 93)
Bronte, Coke County, Texas, USA
Burial Bronte, Coke County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100118618 · View Source
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Born to Benjamin Terryl Palmer (1832-1897) & Fanny Ella Carruth Cliett Palmer (1839-1884).

Daniel married Violet Zimrude "Zelma" Norton (1871-1957) of Texas on August 3, 1887, in Callahan County, TX. They were married 65 years.

13 children:

• Benjamin Pendleton Palmer (1889-1967)
• Verna Vandelia Palmer Sims Allen (1891-1966)
• Zelma Ella Palmer Brooks (1893-1974)
• Walter Harvey Palmer (1895-1969)
• William Joshua Palmer (1898-1998)
• Albert Ross Palmer (1900-1979)
• Infant son Palmer (1902-1902)
• Amanda Zimrude Palmer Cooper (1903-1967)
• Robert Henry Palmer (1905-1927)
• Lula F. Palmer Walker (1908-1993)
• Cora Virginia Palmer Kennedy (1910-1993)
• John Palmer (1913-1974)
• A child who died young
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93 Year-Old Preacher Dies In Robert Lee

The Rev. Daniel Harvey Palmer, West Texas Baptist preacher for more than half a century, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in Coke County Memorial Hospital at Robert Lee. He was 93.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Bronte Baptist Church.

The Rev. Mr. Palmer, born May 1, 1859, in Sparta, Miss. came to Texas with his parents 81 years ago. He went to school at West Point Military Academy after his father tried to fashion some sort of elementary education for him.

His last college work was taken at old Bevans Institute in San Marcos. There he received a diploma equivalent to the present law degree.

The Rev. Mr. Palmer practiced law for seven years, but withdrew from his legal career because, as he once said," I was afraid I would learn to tell a falsehood."

Of his life as a Baptist preacher, he sometimes recalled that part was pleasant and part was not.

He was ordained in the ministry in the Mission Baptist Church at Mason in April of 1893. He began his frontier pastorate in Goliad.

He was wed to the former Violet Norton, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Norton, in Cottonwood, Callahan County, Aug. 3, 1887.

In 1893, the couple moved to Menard, to Garden City in 1911, and in 1943, they moved to Bronte. For the last year the couple made their home in Lake View.

Rev. Palmer was admitted to the hospital Saturday night. The body now is at Clift Funeral Home in Robert Lee.

Survivors include his wife, five sons, Ben F. of Hext, Harvey of Riviera, W. J. of San Angelo, Albert R. of Brownwood and John of Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. Verna Sims of Bronte, Mrs. Zelma Brooks of Gruver, Mrs. Zimrude Cooper of Camp Pickett, VA, Mrs. Lula Walker of Robert Lee and Mrs. Cora Virginia Kennedy of Palestine, 29 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Three children preceded him in death.

The Rev. C.R. Balke, former pastor of Bronte Baptist Church who now lives in Lubbock, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Rogers, Bronte pastor.

Burial will be in Bronte Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harvey Allen of San Angelo, J.B. Walker Jr. of Silver, Jake Allen of Lamesa, Ed Dart of Amarillo, Dale Green of San Angelo and Bobby Walker of Robert Lee.

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From the Bronte (TX) Enterprise, Jan. 23, 1953:
Funeral services were held Monday for the Rev. Daniel Harvey Palmer, West Texas Baptist preacher for more than half a century. The services were held at 3 p. m. in the Bronte Baptist Church. Rev. C. R. Blake of Woodrow, formerly of Bronte, officiated, assisted by Rev. Maynard Rogers, Bronte Baptist pastor. Interment was in the Fairview cemetery here, under direction of Clift funeral home.

Pallbearers were Harvey Allen of San Angelo, J. B. Walker, Jr. of Silver, Jake Allen of Lamesa, Ed Dart of Amarillo, Dale Green of San Angelo and Bobby Walker of Robert Lee.

Mr. Palmer died at 1:15 p. m. Sunday in the Coke County Memorial Hospital in Robert Lee. He had been in ill health for some time and was admitted to the hospital Saturday. The Palmers had lived here for a number of years before going to Lake View last year to make their home. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer observed their 65th wedding anniversary last August. He was 93 years old at the time of his death.

Rev. Palmer was born May 1, 1859, in Sparta, Miss., and came to Texas with his parents 81 years ago. He attended West Point Military Academy and Bevans Institute in San Marcos. There he received a degree equivalent to the present law degree. For a time he followed the law profession and then turned to surveying. He was ordained in the ministry in the Mission Baptist church at Masty? in April of 1893. He began his frontier pastorate at Goliad. He was married to the former Violet Norton in Cottonwood, Callahan County, Aug. 3, 1887. In 1893, the couple moved to Menard and to May in Brown County in 1929. They moved to Bronte in 1943.

RECOLLECTS EARLY DAYS Mr. Palmer once told The Enterprise that despite, the fact he 'had lived here "only" a few years,' he first passed through this part of the country in '09 before there was any Bronte here. He said that this country then was made up of two large ranches, those of Andrew Young and Bill Babb. Ho also said at that time San Angelo was only a village located between the two rivers. He also recollected that "I can remember the Union Army as it was marching down the road in front of our house in Mississippi. After the war was over we had hard times like we've never had since."

Survivors include his wife, five sons, Ben F. of Hext, Harvey of Riviera, W. J. of San Angelo, Albert R. of Brownwood and John of Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. Verna Sims of Robert Lee and Mrs. Zelma Brooks of Gruver, formerly of Bronte, Mrs. Zimrude Cooper of Camp Pickett, Va., Mrs. Lula Walker of Robert Lee and Mrs. Cora Virginia Kennedy of Plains; 29 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.



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  • Created by: Dawn Kelley
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100118618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Daniel Harvey Palmer (1 May 1859–18 Jan 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100118618, citing Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dawn Kelley (contributor 47319272) .