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 Palmer Pillans

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Palmer Pillans

  • Birth 3 Nov 1876 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1976 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 45221942

Author of MOBILE IN TWO CENTURIES (1970).
Longtime attorney.

Palmer Pillans Middle School, located next to Pine Crest Cemetery, was named for him.



Palmer Pillans was a son of Mobile mayor Harry Pillans, Alabama legislator and co-author of the 1901 Alabama State Constitution.
Son also of Elizabeth Henshaw "Daisy" Torrey Pillans, descendant of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower and the Isbells of Virginia.
Grandson of Palmer and Laura Roberts Pillans, and a great-grandson of Dr. Willis Roberts who served on the building committee of Alabama's first public school, Barton Academy.

Palmer Pillans (3 NOV 1876-MAR 1976) married Emmie D. Price (Mobile, AL license 04/03/1902 book 37/93) and they had just one child:
Martha Torrey Pillans married 06/06/1937 to Clarkson Mazyck Hamilton (Mobile Marriage book 64, p. 249) Lived in the Auld-Price-Pillans home at 1407 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, c1830, often said to be the oldest house left on Government Street and oldest house in the city west of Broad Street on its original foundation.




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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 7 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45221942
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Palmer Pillans (3 Nov 1876–24 Mar 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45221942, citing Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .