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 Andrew J Palmer

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Andrew J Palmer

Birth
Northfield, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death
24 Jul 1921 (aged 77)
State Center, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Burial
State Center, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
45772167 View Source

A J Palmer, a highly respected citizen of this city for many years, passed away at his home here on Sunday morning after an illness of about three months.

Andrew J Palmer was born at Northfield, Vermont, October 5, 1843. When he was ten years of age, the family moved to Chicago, which was his home until 1868 when he came to Iowa where he lived on a farm near St Anthony until 1890, since which time he has made his home in State Center.

He enlisted in Battery B, Illinois Light Artillery in 1862 at the age of eighteen and served until the close of the war, when he was mustered out as Sergeant of that company. His discharge papers show that he was engaged in the following battles: Chicasaw Hills, Siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Georgia, Dallas Center, Keneshaw Mountain, Mechanicsburg, Richmond, Va., Tuscumbia, Alabama, Hill Grove, two battles near Atlanta, July 22 and 28th and the battle of Jonesburg.

Mr Palmer was a devout Christian long identified with the Presbyterian church of State Center, in which he was School superintendent and over twenty years as trustee, much of this time acting as Treasurer.

He was married in 1868 to Miss Mary Montague of Whitewater, Wisconsin, who died in April, 1895. October 21st he married Miss Minnie Bassett, who survives him with one daughter, Mona B, and two brothers, George of Legrande, Oregon and Harrison of Tacoma, Washington.

Services were held at the home on Tuesday at 2:30, conducted by Rev D H Middents. The honorary pall bearers were Isaac Gulic, S M Brimhall, D W Woods Marshall Roberts, Alex Dobbin, of State Center, and W H Stipp of Marshalltown, veterans of the Civil War. The active pall bearers, who were from Harland G Pfantz Post of the American Legion, were E C Rohde, Donald Hansen, Leland Hilleman, Gene Malloy, Clarence Eckhardt and J G Gutekunst. The Legion also furnished a military escort and at the close of the burial service, taps were sounded by Herbert Bachman. The Presbyterian Choir sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" and " I know that My Redeemer Liveth" and Mr James Allsion sang the solo "Crossing the Bar". Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by church and society organizations, neighbors and intimate friends.


July 28, 1921 State Center Enterprise.

A J Palmer, a highly respected citizen of this city for many years, passed away at his home here on Sunday morning after an illness of about three months.

Andrew J Palmer was born at Northfield, Vermont, October 5, 1843. When he was ten years of age, the family moved to Chicago, which was his home until 1868 when he came to Iowa where he lived on a farm near St Anthony until 1890, since which time he has made his home in State Center.

He enlisted in Battery B, Illinois Light Artillery in 1862 at the age of eighteen and served until the close of the war, when he was mustered out as Sergeant of that company. His discharge papers show that he was engaged in the following battles: Chicasaw Hills, Siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Georgia, Dallas Center, Keneshaw Mountain, Mechanicsburg, Richmond, Va., Tuscumbia, Alabama, Hill Grove, two battles near Atlanta, July 22 and 28th and the battle of Jonesburg.

Mr Palmer was a devout Christian long identified with the Presbyterian church of State Center, in which he was School superintendent and over twenty years as trustee, much of this time acting as Treasurer.

He was married in 1868 to Miss Mary Montague of Whitewater, Wisconsin, who died in April, 1895. October 21st he married Miss Minnie Bassett, who survives him with one daughter, Mona B, and two brothers, George of Legrande, Oregon and Harrison of Tacoma, Washington.

Services were held at the home on Tuesday at 2:30, conducted by Rev D H Middents. The honorary pall bearers were Isaac Gulic, S M Brimhall, D W Woods Marshall Roberts, Alex Dobbin, of State Center, and W H Stipp of Marshalltown, veterans of the Civil War. The active pall bearers, who were from Harland G Pfantz Post of the American Legion, were E C Rohde, Donald Hansen, Leland Hilleman, Gene Malloy, Clarence Eckhardt and J G Gutekunst. The Legion also furnished a military escort and at the close of the burial service, taps were sounded by Herbert Bachman. The Presbyterian Choir sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" and " I know that My Redeemer Liveth" and Mr James Allsion sang the solo "Crossing the Bar". Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by church and society organizations, neighbors and intimate friends.


July 28, 1921 State Center Enterprise.


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