The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 234, City of Monticello, White County, Indiana.
"TRUMAN F. PALMER was born in Steuben County, Indiana, January 7, 1851, and is one of two children born to TRUMAN F. and PLUMEA (PERRY) PALMER. His father, a native of New York, was a graduate of Allegheny College, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died ten days after the birth of our subject, and his widow shortly afterward came to White County, Indiana and engaged in school teaching; she is now living in Burnettsville. TRUMAN F. PALMER, Jr., was reared in this county (WHITE) and attended the public schools; then for two years attended the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute, then for nine months at the Farmers Institute at Clinton, and graduated from the State University at Bloomington in 1872, receiving his degree of LL.B. He taught school and practiced law until 1875, and then for four years was Deputy County Clerk at Monticello, White County, Indiana. He then resumed practice, and in March, 1881, formed his present partnership with M.M. SILL, under the firm name of SILL & PALMER. MR. PALMER is a Republican, a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a Knight of Pythias."