Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois) April 9, 1924 page 6
VETERAN PASTOR WHO RESIDED HERE DIES Rev. George R. Rainier Dies at Home in Florida—Family Formerly Formerly Lived on Fast State Street. Mrs. Robert Palmer of this city | has received word of the recent I death of lier brother-in-law, Rev.' Dr. George Rutledge Palmer, at | his home in Enterprise, Fla. Decedent Decedent spent a number of years I as a resident of this city and served in the pastorates of prom| prom| inent Methodist churches thruout l Illinois He was born in Rockingham Rockingham county, Virginia, Qct 1, the sun of James L, and Mary Ann Rutledge Palmer. When lie j was five years old the family moved to Jacksonville, purchasing purchasing a hon.e at 34 3 East State street. In early youth. Dr. Palmer united with the Methodist church, end after his graduation from Northwestern U n i v e r s i t y, he (studied for the ministry. He was an able student and a writer of ability. He stood high in the educational service of the church, and was 011 the boards of trustees ot Northwestern University and Grand Prairie Seminary. During the Civil War, Dr. Palmer served as a volunteer th«plain. He was married to Miss Auelin? Haney, who survives him. together with one son. Russell rainier, of New York City, and two daughters, Mrs. William D. Wilcox, of Chicago, and Mrs. 1 Louise Wilson, of Enterprise, Fia. H<> also leaves one sister, Mrs. Harvey Koon, of Onarga, 111., and a number of grandchildren grandchildren and great grandchildren Funeral services will be held at his former home, Onarga, 111., 011 Friday afternoon, with interment interment in the Onargo cemetery.