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 A B <I>Adger</I> Palmer

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A B Adger Palmer

Birth
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death Jan 1979 (aged 87)
Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 62403523 View Source
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Shreveport community volunteer and philanthropist. Ran the Negro Joy Fund in Shreveport for The Shreveport Times and the Shreveport Negro Chamber of Commerce from 1932 to 1972. She and her husband opened their home to hundreds of foster children in Shreveport from the 1940s through the 1960s. One of seven children of Douglas and Elza Hickory Adger, she was actually named "A.B." by her father. Her husband was Henry Palmer, who died in 1955.

She was buried on Nov. 27, 1979. She apparently had a marker affixed the raised sarcophagus she shares with her husband, but it seems to have been stolen.


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  • Created by: John Andrew Prime
  • Added: 1 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62403523
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/62403523/a-b-palmer : accessed ), memorial page for A B Adger Palmer (25 Dec 1891–Jan 1979), Find a Grave Memorial ID 62403523, citing Carver Memorial Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by John Andrew Prime (contributor 46621252) .