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Powell Osborne Palmer

Powell Osborne Palmer[1]

Male 1887 - 1951  (64 years)

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  • Name Powell Osborne Palmer 
    Born 23 Apr 1887  Bateman, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 13 Jun 1910  Coal Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Deed 9 Jun 1911  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 15 Aug 1912  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Deed 19 Feb 1916  Coal Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WWI Draft Card 5 Jun 1917  Raleigh, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 29 Aug 1917  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1920 1920  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 8 Sep 1922  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Deed 14 Sep 1922  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Deed 11 Oct 1922  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1930  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McGhee Shooting Mar 1931  Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII Draft Card 1942  Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Deed 22 Aug 1942  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Deed 17 Apr 1945  Coal Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Land/Deed 14 Sep 1945  Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Jury Summons Feb 1947  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Deed 6 May 1947  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Will 18 Jan 1949  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Died 24 May 1951  Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Age 64 years 
    Buried
    Powell O. Palmer and Lucy Cox Massie Palmer Grave
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Photos
    Powell Osborne Palmer Family  (1st Wife Mary Bell Newberry, children Belve, Elbert, Anna & Hazel)
    Powell O. Palmer
    House of Powell Palmer on Road Ridge, Raven, Tazewell County Virginia
    House of Powell Palmer on Road Ridge, Raven, Tazewell County Virginia
    Palmer Family Ca. 1920
    Notes 
    • Family History written in 1982 by Mary Binder (daughter of Elbert Luke Palmer)

      P.O Palmer and Mary Belle were divorced when their children were small. She took the two girls to Iaeger West Virginia. She remarried (Note: to James Burke). Someone murdered her in her home while her husband was away. A step daughter was suspected, but no one was convicted.

      Mr. Palmer went to West Virginia and brought Annie and Hazel back to Rave to live with him. He then married Lucy Jane Cox. A Christian woman who raised the four children as her own. Beverly says he's a minister today because of the things his step mother taught him.

      Elbert married hermie Letha Artrip, they had nine children. He was a coal miner in Buchanan Co, Va most of his live. Their early years of marriage they lived around Raven Va in Tazewell Co. Eight of their nine children were born there. In the 40's they bought a farm near Honaker, Va in Russell Co. I (Mary Binder) was born there. The last of their nine children. Mother was 38 and dad was 40 when I was born in 1946. Beverly married Nina McGhee they also had nine children. They lived around Raven until 1961 when they moved to Baltimore, Md. where they reside now. Bev's been a minister all his adult life. Now at 74 he still tapes sermons for the radio. His voice is strong and clear like that of a much younger man.

      Annie married Clarence McGhee, they had seven daughters. Annie died at 35 from asthma related illness.

      Hazel married Emory Burress they had two children Wanda and Vernon. Hazel died at age 25 from a ruptured appendix. Vernon was raised by his father. He now lives in Crystal River, FL. Wanda was raised by P.O Palmer and Lucy, She lives in Raven Va.
    Person ID P3321  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father James Lemuel "Lem" Palmer
              b. 5 July 1867, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 February 1940, Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Margaret Liddia Lawson
              b. 18 October 1866, Stokes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 May 1908, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1886  Patrick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F930  Group Sheet

    Wife 1 Lucy Jane Cox Massie
              b. 15 Sep 1890, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Jul 1942, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1918  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Photos
    Powell and Lucy Cox Palmer and Wanda Burress/Palmer Osborne
    Powell Palmer and Lucy Cox
    Family ID F935  Group Sheet

    Wife 2 Mary Belle Newberry
              b. 11 Mar 1889, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1915-1920, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 29 August 1905  Eckman, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Divorced 17 February 1914  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F936  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1887 - Bateman, Patrick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living w/parents, Margaret & James, age 13 & states occupation as coal miner, attended school for 3 yrs. Can read/write. Sis Mary is also listed along with a Georgie Inman who is listed as servant. I'm thinking Margaret may have been sick so needed help - 1900 - Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living with wife Mary, child: Elbert, Bev, Annie. owns house, farmer, currently working, married 5 years can read/write - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 13 Jun 1910 - Coal Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Deed from Mary Belle, Mollie Newberry to Robert Newberry - 9 Jun 1911 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 15 Aug 1912 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 17 February 1914 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 19 Feb 1916 - Coal Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWWI Draft Card - WW I Draft Card Employed at Winding Creek Coal, WV, Raleigh County. Mine Foreman. - 5 Jun 1917 - Raleigh, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 29 Aug 1917 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1918 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1920 - 1920 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living with 2nd wife Lucy, Bev, Annie, Hazel & Elbert. Coal Miner. - 1920 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 8 Sep 1922 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 14 Sep 1922 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 11 Oct 1922 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living with wife Lucy and granddau. Wanda. Own home, lives on farm, occupation, coal miner. Does not own radio. Not currently employed. - 1930 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMcGhee Shooting - Story from Audrey McGee Helbert: John caught Geneva with another man in a car and shot them both. The man in the car with Geneva died. Geneva did not die. Vince McGraw was the law man at the time and lived below Powell Palmer. Vince deputized Powell and a posse to go after John. After the shooting, John went to his son Walters to hide. Vince and the posse caught up to John and Vince shot and killed him. Clarence, Powell's son-in-law, did not talk to Powell for about 9 years because of this. - Mar 1931 - Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living NE of State Rt 84 Red Ash, own home, miner. Value of home $2000, Highest grade completed 4th. Income $800 yearly. Living with wife Lucy and GD Wanda and a lodger named Edward McCoy age 19 - 1 Apr 1940 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWWII Draft Card - 1942 - Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This Agreement made this the 22nd day of August, 1942, between Rose Davidson, John Davidson parties of the first part, P.O. Palmer, party of the second part, and vista Osborne and George Asbury, parties of the third part. - 22 Aug 1942 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This deed, made and entered into this 17th day of April 1945, by and between P.O. Palmer, Widower, party of the first part, and Beatrice Puckett, party of the second part. - 17 Apr 1945 - Coal Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/Deed - Received of Appalachian Electric Power Company, a corporation, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) in consideration of which P.O. Palmer, (Widower) hereby grants and conveys unto said Appalachian Electric Power Company, it's successors and assigns, the (more...) - 14 Sep 1945 - Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Summons - It appearing to the Court that P.O Palmer this day appeared in Court in answer to what he thought was a summons as a juror, but it further appearing to the Court that the said P.O Palmer had not been actually summoned (More...) - Feb 1947 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This deed made this the 6th day of May, 1947, between P.O. Palmer, widower, party of the first part and Mary Strouth, divorced, party of the second part.| - 6 May 1947 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - I, P.O. Palmer, of Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, being of sound and siposing mind and meory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills by me at any time heretofore made. (More...) - 18 Jan 1949 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1951 - Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881254] Grave Stone.

    2. [S-1443787961] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch l), Roll: ; Local board: Tazewell , Virginia.
      Birth date: 23 Apr 1887 Birth place: Patrick, Virginia Residence date: Residence place: Tazewell, Virginia

    3. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Tazewell County Deed Book, ? Page 35, 13 June 1910.

    4. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Deed Between Susan F. Palmer and Powell Palmer, 15 August 1912.

    5. [S-1444881222] Tazewell County Deed Book, Tazewell County Deed Book, ? Page 284, 19 February 1916.

    6. [S-1444881222] Tazewell County Deed Book, Tazewell County Deed Book 83 Page 240, 29 August 1917.

    7. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Book 94, Page 188, 8 Sep 1922.

    8. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Book 94, Page 221 , 14 Sep 1922.

    9. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Book 94, Page 332, 11 Oct 1922.

    10. [S1 SHOOTING] Mar 1931.
      Clinch Valley Newspaper, Raven, Tazewell March 1931

    11. [S-145] John W. McGhee Shooting, Clinch Valley News, Mar 1931.

    12. [S-1442280500] WWII Draft Registration Cards 1942, Draft Registration, 1942.
      Residence Raven, Tazewell Virginia Age in Years 55 Birth Date 23 April 1887 (Patrick County, Va) Employed By Raven Red Ash Coal Corp. Employed Where Red Ash, Tazewell Virginia Nearest Relative Lucy Palmer Residence Raven, Tazewell Va Height 5'7" Weight 150 Eye Color Blue Hair Color Gray Complexion Light

    13. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Tazewell Deed Book ? Page 16 & 17, 22 August 1942.

    14. [S-1444881222] Tazewell County Deed Book, Tazewell County Deed Book, ? Page 261-2, 17 April 1945.

    15. [S-1444881222] Tazewell County Deed Book, Tazewell County Deed Book 165 Page 228, 14 September 1945.

    16. [S-1444881170] Tazewell County Law Order Book 1947, Page 272 Jury Summons, Feb 1947.

    17. [S-1444881216] Deed Book, Tazewell Deed Book ? Page 18, 6 May 1947.

    18. [S-1444881234] Inventory of Estate, Powell Palmer Will, 1940.

    19. [S-1444881254] Grave Stone, Gravestone.

    20. [S-1444881255] Death Certificate, Death Certificate, 24 May 1951.
      Name of Deceased Powell Osborne Palmer Race White Sex Male Age 64 years 1 month 1 day Date of Death May 24, 1951 Place of Death Mattie Williams Hospital, Richlands, Virginia Cause of Death Bronchial Asthma and Cardiac Failure Father Lem Palmer Mother Margaret Lawson Date of Birth 23 April 1887 Birth Place North Carolina Occupation Coal Mines Marital Status Widowed Name of Deceased Spouse Lucy Cox Name of Informant James Osborne Address of Informant Raven, Virginia Burial Palmer Cemetery Raven Date of Burial 27 May 1951

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    22. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Marriage Certificate, 31 July 1918.
      Husband's Name Powell O. Palmer Husband's Age 32 Husband's Birthplace Tazewell County, Virginia Husband's Residence Tazewell County, Virginia Husband's Condition Widowed Husband's Father J.L. Palmer Husband's Mother Margaret Palmer Husband's Occupation Mining Wife's Name Lucy Massey Wife's Age 25 Wife's Birthplace Mercer County, West Virginia Wife's Residence Tazewell County, Virginia Wife's Condition Divorced Wife's Father W.N Cox Wife's Mother E.C. Cox Marriage Date 31 July 1918 Wife's Place Tazewell County, Virginia Performed By J.N. Johnson

    23. [S-1444858014] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - "West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counti).
      Marriage date: 1905 Marriage place: Mcdowell, West Virginia, United States

    24. [S-1327142678] Chancery Order Books, Chancery Orders Book 11 Page 323, McDowell County, Circuit Court, February Term 1914, 17 February 1914.
      P.O Palmer, PlaintiffVs / In ChanceryMary Palmer, DefendantThis cause come on this day to be heard upon the order of publication duly published and posted on request by law, Plaintiff's Bill and deposition of witnesses taken and filed in this case as prescribed by law, and upon the argument of counsel.And the court after having heard all the arguments of counsel and after naturally considering the same it is of opinion and doth adjudge, order and decree that the plaintiff P.O Palmer and the defendant Mary Palmer, be and they are hereby divorced from the bonds of matrimony from each other. And this suit having accomplished the purpose for which it was instituted the same is ordered to be omitted from the docket.