FORREST F. PALMERLEE. - In recording the names of the prominent business men of Imperial County, mention should
be made of Forrest F. Palmerlee, who well merits the title of self made man. He was born at Spangle, Washington,
November 6, 1885, son of Frank D., and Ida A. Palmerlee. His father was a native of Dodge Center, Minnesota, and
his mother was born in Napa County, California. The subject of this review acquired his education in the public
schools of Washington and California. Leaving Washington State his parents removed to Santa Rosa, California. Mr.
Palmerlee's father is deceased, his death occurred in September, 1915. His mother resides in Long Beach, California.
Finishing his public school education, Forrest F. took a business course and later became identified with the San
Pedro Lumber Company at Long Beach as stenographer for eleven months. He then became associated with the First
National Bank of Long Beach, California, as assistant bookkeeper for six months. He then went with the Citizens
Savings Bank of Long Beach as bookkeeper, where he remained for two years. In February, 1907, he removed to Imperial
County, and accepted a position with the Calexico State Bank, and afterward was expert accountant for the county
for six months. He then went with the Imperial Valley Bank at Brawley, as cashier, and in December, 1909, the First
National Bank was organized and Mr. Palmerlee accepted the position as cashier. This position he held until January
I, 1918, when he took an interest with Otto C. Brackney in the Buick and G. M. C. truck agency for Imperial Valley.
Mr. Palmerlee was married November 15, 1906, to Miss Marguerite E. Steiner, a native of Texas. To this union has
been born one son, Marvin Glenn, born August 8, 1912. Mr. Palmerlee was appointed city commissioner in October,
1916. He served as city treasurer for a period of two years. Mr. Palmerlee is much esteemed by those who know him
for the sterling character of manhood and his good business capacity.
The History of Imperial County, California
Edited by: F. C. Farr
Elms and Franks, Publishers
Berkley, California 1918
Imperial County, CA
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