It's been 11 years since you posted this - wonder if you'll even get my note...Charles Warren Palm, born 1860 in Ohio, was my great-grandfather. I have recently come to the conclusion that he had two families - that Alice declared herself widowed on the 1900 census because it was easier than telling a stranger at the door that she was divorced. I don't believe Charles ever really "settled" in the Bay Area. Looks like they met in Sacramento (where at least Albert was born in 1883-4), had a second child in 1990 (Charles L., about whom I can find nothing after 1900)and then I'd say they split up during that next decade. He had a publishing business in Los Angeles (Chas W. Palm Co)and another smaller one in SF (Palm Law Book Co). The 1900 census shows that 16-yr old Albert was a "book binder" - bet he worked for his dad, who it turns out wasn't dead after all! (There is absolutely no documentation for that, by the way.) Also in 1990, my great-grandmother, Nellie Dick, moved to Los Angeles and went to work for the Chas W. Palm Co as a "compositor" and four years later married the boss. They had two children, one of them my grandfather, Karl Dick Palm. In 1906, Charles died on April 23, as a result of the SF earthquake. This is the only fact I had ever been told about him, and my research has been so fascinating! Please reply if you get this!