Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mrs. Rachel Palmer

The Marietta Register, June 14, 1877


Palmer - In Bonn, June 7, Rachel Palmer, aged 86 years.

Mrs. Rachel Palmer, whose death, at the advanced age of eighty-six years, is announced in the Register of this week, was born in Butler County, Penn., on the 27th of March, A.D. 1791. About 1817, she removed to Washington County, O., where she was married to Jewett Palmer, March 13th, 1822.

Coming here when the wilderness was almost wholly unreclaimed, Mrs. Palmer worked with untiring zeal to make a home for her large family, and to give them the best advantages of education circumstances would permit.

She was a woman of remarkable character, resolute, energetic, conscientious and courageous, abounding in good works.  A faithful mother to her own large family, neglecting no duty, but doing with her might whatever her hands found to do.  She was ever ready to respond to the call of a neighbor for aid, and as nurse, and counsellor, gave valuable assistance to others less fortunate than herself.

Fifteen years ago she united with the Universalist Church, at Salem, O., and was a consistent member, till the time of her death.

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