SOURCE:Fulton Democrat March 12, 1908 Joseph Palmer: 1831-1908 PALMER
Joseph Palmer, an aged and respected citizen, died at his home, in Long Hollow, Friday night, after an illness of about ten days, of pneumonia, aged about 77 years.Mr. Palmer was a native of Fulton county, where he for many years resided.About ten years dents of Huntingdon county, residing h ago h., with his family, became residents in Shirley township, and later moved to Mifflin county.Deceased had a few months ago decided to retire from farming and had bills up announcing public sale of his personal property on March 11.He and his sons at home a few weeks ago purchased the Yaple property, just over the river from town, where the family expected to reside after April 1.
The deceased is survived by his aged widow and ten children, namely: J. G. Palmer, of Fairfield, Ill.; Mrs. Harry Spangler, of Wells Tannery, Pa.; Mrs. Sarah Sharp, of Tyrone; S. B. Palmer of Alliance, Neb.; O. L. Palmer, of Hiawatha, Kansas; Mrs. C. R. Stannard, of Westmoreland County, P.; Edward, John and L. V. Palmer, at home.Joseph Palmer for many years had been a member of the Baptist church, and was a good, conscientious christian gentleman.Funeral services were held at the Palmer home, in Long Hollow, at ten o’clock, a. m., Monday, conducted by Rev. H. K. Bower, Baptist minister of this place.Internment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad affliction- Mount Union Times