Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Robert Palmer, WW1 Vet
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Chemung County NY
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Captain Robert R. Palmer
RETIRES FROM ARMY AFTER TWENTY-FOUR YEARS (From the Mansfield Advertiser Scrapbook)

  Captain Robert R. Palmer, Medical Administrative Corps, was retired from active duty in the United States Army after twenty-four years of service dating from World War No. 1. The retirement came at a meeting of the Retirement Board at Deshon Hospital at Butler, Pa., on August 20. Capt. Palmer suffered a severe heart attack while on duty in North Africa on Dec. 9, 1942. He was transferred to the Zone of Interior arriving back in the United States March 27, 1943. He served about eight months in England and Africa as Adjutant of 108th Hospital. His unit was one of those that followed on the tail of the invasion, and it is believed that the extra work entailed may have contributed to the disabling illness, which made his retirement mandatory.
  Capt. Palmer has had a long and varied Military career. He served as instructor in the previous World War at Camp Lee, Virginia. In May, 1920, he enlisted in the newly formrd Ambulance Co. No. 4, Pennsylvania National Guard. On Nov. 9, 1921, he was made First Lieutenant, and on July 2, 1925, was promoted to the grade of captain, which he has held to date - the Medical Administrative Corps being a "Non-Promotion List" until June, 1942.
  Capt. Palmer worked faithfully with the Ambulance Corps during the twenty years of quietude, as he worked in the other war and again in this. He met with the National Guard boys each week, and attended every summer encampment with them. Besides that he was continually studying to keep abreast of the best methods in ambulance company work. He has had considerable responsibility placed on him, and he has proved himself capable. Many young men of Mansfield and vicinity, as well as College students have in the past twenty years served in the Guard under Capt. Palmer and hold him in high esteem. Some of his "students" are serving in all parts of the world today. It was due to his untiring efforts that the Mansfield Guard unit was able to succeed, and that we have the fine Armory building in Mansfield.
  He has two sons in the war. Cadet Gordon R. Palmer is in the Army Specialized Training College in Engineering at Westminster College. Cadet Dale Palmer is in the Aviation Cadet School in Tennesee

Personal History from the files of Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project of Joyce M. Tice
1.  Robert Ransom1 Palmer, son of Bert L. Palmer and Josephine L. Squires, (#14320) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 1 NOV 1892.  Individual flags: WW 1; Soc.Sec..  Robert died 7 DEC 1968 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, at age 76.  His body was interred DEC 1968 in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

 He married Alda Grace Burton 18 JUL 1917 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York.  (Alda Grace Burton is #16104.)  Alda was born 18 SEP 1894 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Alda was the daughter of Edmund S. Burton and Emma Parks.  Alda died 8 OCT 1983 at age 89.  Her body was interred Oct 1983 in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Robert was in the military in World War I.

As Captain in National Guard 1933
      Robert Ransom Palmer and Alda Grace Burton had the following children:

    +  2  i.  Gordon Robert2 Palmer
    +  3  ii.  Dale Morris Palmer

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/01/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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