Jesse Palmer Obituary Primary
thehis thesince OBITUARY JESSE PALMER. At Long Beach, Calif., Jesse Palmer, for many years a resident of Brown county and in his time one of its most prominent citizens passed into the Great Beyond. His death was the result of a general breakdown incident to old age. The body was brought to Sleepy Eye the first of last week for interment. Jesse Palmer was a native of Illinois. He was born at Columbus, 111., Oct. 9, 1838, consequently was over 77 years of age at the time of his death. He spent early manhood in Illinois and in 1866 was joined in matrimony to Miss Lettia McNeill. In 1882 the family decided to answer the call of the West and disposed of their holdings to come to Minnesota. Mr. Palmer purchased a farm in Prairieville township and from the very first not only made a success of farming but also took an active part in the social and political life of the west end of the county. He retired from the farm in 1893 and moved to Sleepy Eye where he entered the mercantile business with one of his sons. He retired from business about ten years ago and four years ago, shortly after the death of Mrs. Palmer, he moved to California where he resided. Deceased served Sleepy Eye in many public capacities having been its mayor for two years and for a long time was a member of the board of education. For eight years he served the county as commissioner from his district and it was while he acted in that capacity that he extended his acquaintance and became as familiar with the needs of the rest of the county as he was of his own district. He was a member of Wesley Green Post, G. A. R., having served four years of the Civil War as a member of an Illinois regiment.