Biography of W. C. Palmer
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Palmer, W. C., son of Sidney A. and Elizabeth (Smith) Palmer, was born in Sullivan County, N. Y., April 7, 1853. He removed with his parents to Veteran in 1856, and receiving a business education entered the employ of the Northern Central Railroad as telegraph operator in 1868, being appointed station agent in August of the following year. He has been continuously with the company since, acting as operator as well asstation and express agent. He was appointed postmaster in 1880 under President Hayes, and has been reappointed by each succeeding administration. In April, 1877, he married S. Delia, daughter of Alexander and Louisa (Carter) Falls. Her father was. a prominent citizen of Chemung County for many years, being a native of Orange County, N. Y., and coming to Chemung in early life. He died March 1, 1884, in his sixty seventh year. Mrs. Palmer was for several years a teacher in Chemung County. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer have one daughter, Mollie A., now twelve years of age.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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