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Frank Palmer of Durand Is Taken

Illness Fatal to Resident Aged 87 Years

DURAND, May 2. - Frank Palmer, 87, died at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Melvin Palmer, here. Death was caused by kidney trouble and complications, which Mr. Palmer had suffered for some time.

The remains were to be removed today to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ora Brown, here. The funeral services will be held from the Brown residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Weltie E. Baker, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating. Interment will be made in the mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery, Vernon.

Mr. Palmer was born in Auburn, N.Y., January 30, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer. The family moved to Gaines in 1862, and in 1872 moved to Vernon Township, locating four miles southeast of Durand, moving into Durand in 1910. Mr. Palmer was married to Miss Mary Jones of Hazelton Township, Shiawassee County, June 21, 1879. She died July 10, 1927.

Mr. Palmer, who is the last of seven children, is survived by the son and daughter mentioned and 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A son, John, died April 4, 1920.

Unknown Durand area newspaper, May, 1936
Contributed 2009 by: Lynn Najduk Mills

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