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Name listed as Alcia on the 1920 Census.


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In 1930, Alcie was 54, making her birth year about 1876. Age at first marrige is 26, making marraige year about 1904.


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Horrace reported himself as a widower on his marriage certificat with Sarah Jane Roberts in September 1932.


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Obituary Willis Palmer
The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana)
Thursday, September 3, 1953

Willis Palmer Dies; Retired City Firemen

Willis Palmer, 73, who retired as a city firemen 10 years ago, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday at Ball Hospital after a one - month illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Piepho Funeral Home. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Members of the Muncie Fire Department will serve as pallbearers and an honor guard.

Mr. Palmer first joined the department in 1906 but left to take other employment on two occasions. He was retired October 16, 1943.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, the D. of A., Junior Order of United American Mechanics and Moose and Eagles Lodges.

Surviving is a foster son, Robert (Skeets) Alexander of Muncie. His wife Inez, died in 1950.


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Obituary Inez Handley (Miley - Steffey - Palmer)

The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana)
Tuesday March 21, 1950


Mrs. Inez Palmer, 70, of 2113 South High street, died at her home at 8:48 o'clock last night of injuries she suffered last December 21 when she was struck by a car at Fourteenth and Walnut streets. Although Coroner Sam Drake said Mrs. Palmer's death was contributed to a heart seizure, he reported that the multiple injuries she received when she was hit by the car were the direct cause of death. She was only recently released from Ball Memorial Hospital.

Her death was the third traffic fatality to be recorded in Muncie this year, and it brought to a total of six the deaths caused in Delaware County in 1950 by traffic mishaps. At this time last year, there were only four persons dead because of traffic accidents.

Mrs. Palmer was hit at 6:59 o'clock at night by an auto driven by Mrs. Mary Lavon Fahl, of 1800 South Walnut Street. Police exonerated Mrs. Fahl after witnesses said Mrs. Palmer stepped directly in the path of the car.

Mrs. Palmer had been a Muncie resident for 50 years, coming here from Bluffton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles, of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose, of the Ben Hur, the Daughters of America, Ladies of the G. A. R., Pocahontas Lodge and several social clubs.

Surviving are the husband, Willis; a foster-son, Robert Alexander of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. William Thieroff of Waynesboro, Va., and Mrs. Andrew Bowen of Warren; three brothers, Walter Handley of Akron, O., Charles R Dollar of Muncie, and Bluford a Stockton of Warren, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Piepho funeral home.


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Obituary Otto Palmer
The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana)
Friday, October 27, 1944


Funeral services for Otto Palmer, 62, who died yesterday morning at his home, 1418 South Franklin street, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Walnut Street Baptist Church, the Rev. Harold Wood and the Rev. Mr. Hamilton in charge. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

He had been a resident of Muncie since childhood, moving here from Anderson. He was an inspector for the Big Four railroad for thirty-three years, and a member of the Eagles Lodge.

He is survived by the widow, Ethel; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Coffey, of Muncie; two sons, Cpl. Willis (Woody) Palmer, In Officer Candidates' School at Fort Benning Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Ona Mumford, of Muncie; three brothers, H. T. Palmer of Portland, Ore,, Charles Palmer of Los Angeles, and Willis Palmer, retired city firemen; one foster brother, Charles Alexander, of Muncie, and three grandchildren.

The body has been returned from the Piepho funeral home to the residence where friends may call.


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Obituary Ethel Terry (Palmer)

This Star Press (Muncie, Indiana)
Monday, May 15, 1978


Mrs. Ethel T. Palmer, 96, died Sunday morning at the S. Franklin Street home of her daughter Mrs. Lucille Coffey, with whom she resided.

A native of Mount Summit, she moved to Muncie as a child. Her husband, Otto, died in 1944.

Surviving in addition to her daughter are a son, James L. Palmer, Muncie; five grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parsons Mortuary with Rev. Earl Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary 5 - 9 p.m. today or prior to services.