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 Jessie R. <I>Palmer</I> Smith

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Jessie R. Palmer Smith

  • Birth 10 Sep 1875 West Jersey, Stark County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1956 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 5250477

My maternal Grandmother

Wife of Otis Smith, Mother of Orpha Heselden and Harry Smith, Grandmother of Florence Marie, who she raised. In 1939, at the age when most people were retiring, Jessie and her husband took on a two year old granddaughter to raise after the early deaths of her parents, William Lyle Heselden and Orpha Heselden. One sister, Lorene Goodacer, four brothers: Floyd, Allie, Roy, and Clyde Palmer. She spent her early years in and around Canton and Farmington, Illinois. Was married to Otis on Dec 25, 1901. Her son-in-law died on Christmas Day, 1936. She was a member of the Oneida Methodist Church.


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  • Maintained by: Marsha
  • Originally Created by: Florence Banks
  • Added: 8 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5250477
  • Florence Banks
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jessie R. Palmer Smith (10 Sep 1875–24 Jul 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5250477, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Marsha (contributor 42403030) .