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 Subj:  Charles Oscar Palmer son of George & Sylvia
Date:  12/09/2003 10:35:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jan Sattler)

Thank you Joyce for your wonderful work about Tioga Co., PA. June Palmer led me to your website

June Palmers family is related to Charles O Palmer and his first wife Marian Churchill. I'm related to Charles O Palmer and his second wife Sionillli Coventry

I'm new at this genealogy stuff, but I think I have made a connection to the George and Sylvia WHITE Palmer listed on you website.

My g-grandfather, Charles Oscar Palmer
    b. March 12, 1842 in Tioga, Co., PA       Colorado Veterans grave registration and funeral records.
    d. March 31, 1927 in Steamboat Springs, Co and he is buried there too.  Funeral records and head stone

Charles is enumerated with George and Sylvia Palmer in the 1850 and 1860 US Census.

    Married his first wife Marian Churchill January 7, 1863, Middlebury, Tioga Co.,    PA Tioga Co abstracts

    Civil War

        Name:    Charles Palmer ,
Enlistment Date:    17 February 1865
Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
State Served:    Pennsylvania
Unit Numbers:    2345 2345
Service Record:    Enlisted as a Private on 17 February 1865
Enlisted in Company I, 78th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 17 February 1865.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 30 May 1865
Mustered out Company I, 78th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 11 September 1865 in Nashville, TN

Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. [database online] Provo, UT:, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.
Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc.P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364

Have not find Charles and Marian in the 1870 US Census

1880 US Census Charles and Marian Palmer were living in Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO and they have four children.
    Byron G Palmer b. abt 1865 in Ohio
    Harland Palmer b. 1867 in Ohio
    Emma Palmer b. 1878 in Colorado
    Eva Palmer b. 1878 in Colorado

There is no 1890 US Census.
I do not know what happened to Marion/Marian and the twin daughters.  They seem to be missing after the 1880 US Census.  In 1900 Byron G was living in Woodland Park, CO and Harland was living in Denver.

1900 US Census, Charles is living with his second wife Sionilli Coventry Palmer and their two daughters.
    Sionilli Coventry Palmer b. September 26, 1865 in Illinois, daughter of William and Elizabeth Coventry
                                        d. January 30,  1901 in Woodland Park Colorado, also buried there.
                                              Colorado death certificate.
1900 US Census
Sionilli and Charles Palmer were living in Woodland Park , Teller Co., Colorado with their two daughters.
    Lulu Myrel Palmer age 14,   b. November 1885 in Illinois. d.December 1964 in Casper Wy, buried in Steamboat                Springs. Routt Co., Colorado
    Vine Palmer age 12,   b. August 1887 in Illinois. d.1930 in Steamboat Springs, CO and is buried there too.

Have not found a marriage license or certificate for the marriage of Sionilli and Charles
I would assume that they were married in Illinois.    Sionilli is in the 1880 US Census in Illinois and their two daughters were born in Illinois.

After Sionilli died in 1901 Charles and his two daughters Myrel and Vine moved to Columbine Colorado.
The girls ran a boarding house for the miners at Hahns Peak. Charles worked in the mines. Charles and Patrick Magill had worked together in Cripple Creek Colorado mines earlier.

Have not been able to find Charles O Palmer in the 1910 US Census

In the 1920 US Census Charles Palmer  was living with his son Harland in Denver, CO

Myrel married Patrick Magill in September of 1906, and they had five children. Marriage registration & certificate
    Patrick immigrated in 1884 from Ireland and was a superintendent in the mining industry.  In 1924 he started         farming but still had and worked his mining claims.
        Patrick b. 1866 in what is now Northern Ireland and d. February 1957 in Steamboat Springs CO. and is buried         there too.

Vine married Edward Fleming August 1905, and they had 5 children  Marriage registration and certificate

I'm the granddaughter of Myrel Palmer and Patrick Magill Sr.  The daughter of their third child Pat Magill Jr.
    Pat Magill Jr b.1911 in Steamboat Sps., Colorado d. 1949 in Steamboat Springs, Co and is buried there too.
    Helen Ingram b 1910 in Siebert CO d. 1993 in Bellevue, WA and buried in Steamboat Springs CO
    Married in Craig CO in 1939 and lived in Steamboat Springs CO.  They owned a gas station and later a sporting goods store.  Pat was a representative to Colorado State Legislature and also was The Speaker of the House.  They had two daughters, my sister and myself.

I hope I have made this information clear and easy to follow.  Please feel free to question any information I have given.  I hope this may be of help to someone else.
Janice Sattler
g-grandaughter of Charles Palmer and Sionilli Coventry Palmer

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