Etta May Conklin is my husband’s great-great-grandmother.
I recently pulled out my husband’s grandmother’s bible to use as an example for how to digitize items using a camera. To my surprise, from the middle of the bible, fell a couple of newspaper clippings. Big mistake on my part to not check the rest of the bible to see if there were any hidden gems. At the same time, I am so happy that I did pull out the bible and find these gems!
One of the newspaper clippings was the obituary for Etta Palmatier. While I do not know the source newspaper or date it was published. I can make the educated guess it was from Ord, Nebraska. I will follow-up to see if I can find the exact date it was published.
Palmatier Rites Are Held Monday Here
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Ettie May Palmatier, 87, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella Grindey, in Chicago, Friday.
The service was held from the Ord Methodist church, with Rev. Keith Shepherd officiating. Glen Auble was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Orin Kellison.
Bearers were Wilbur Rogers, Robert Noll, O.E. Patchen, Don Long, Orin Kellison, and Leo Long.
Burial followed in the Ord city cemetery.
Mrs. Palmatier was the daughter of John and Senath Conklin. She was born May 2, 1868 in Stevensville, N.Y.
August 13, 1884, she was married to Charles A. Palmatier, of Youngsville, N.Y. The couple came to Valley county, as pioneers. Their home was in Geranium township for several years. Later the family moved to Ord. Thirteen children were born to the couple.
Mr. Palmatier died in 1953. Six children have died.
Mrs. Palmatier was a member of the Ord Methodist church and also a member of the women’s auxiliary of the American Legion here.
Surviving are Lauretta Fraser, Grace Roe, Stella Grindey, Ellery Palmatier, all of Chicago; Marshall Palmatier and Alyce Reed, of California and Edmund Palmatier, of Boise, Idaho. Fourteen grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.