Obit: Palms, Amanda (1824 - 1919)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 11/27/1919

Palms, Amanda (8 MAR 1824 - 13 NOV 1919)

The death of Mrs. Amanda Palms occurred at the house of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Henry Palms at Tioga, Clark County, Wis., on Thursday Nov. 13, 1919, following an illness of several months duration. At the time of her death she had reached the advanced age of 95 years, 8 months and 5 days.

The deceased, who was Amanda Elizabeth Heard, was born in Newport, East Canada, March 8, 1824. She was married to Harry B. Palms Nov. 16, 1843 in New York State. To this union six children were born, Jesse Munroe, who died April 28, 1910, Geo. Henry, who died May 29, 1915, Augusta Merilla, who died June 23, 1855, Squire Nelson, now living in California, Aura Amanda, who died Aug. 30, 1863 and William Hear, now living in California. They came to Fountain Prairie, Columbia Co., Wis. in 1854. They moved to Big Springs, Adams Co. in 1860. Mr. Palms enlisted the next year and served three years. After his return from war, in 1864, they moved to Thompson Valley and lived on the farm afterwards owned by John Baker and sold by him to Mr. Ives, the present owner. After selling the farm, they moved to Minnesota and a few years later moved to this city, living here till the death of Mr. Palms on Dec. 23, 1886. About 1890, she went to Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., and that was her home for a number of years. Later she moved to Tioga and lived with her son Henry. After his death she was cared for by his widow, who gave her the loving care of a daughter and made a home for her which was a home indeed.

The first of the Heards emigrated from England to America. They landed at Portsmouth, N.H., about 1634 or 1636 and settled in Dover. Henry Heard, Mrs. Palms’ father, was the son of Samuel Heard. He was born March 13, 1799. He moved from Canada to Oneida Co., N.Y. in 1837. From there he moved to Fountain Prairie, Columbia Co., Wis., Nov. 21, 1854, from there to Adams Co., in 1860. He died Apr. 4, 1863. He left a widow, Polly Alden Heard, two sons and three daughters. This Polly Alden Heard was the mother of the deceased and a direct descendent of John and Pricilla Alden of Mayflower fame. Their children were Amanda Elizabeth, the deceased, Henry Heard, Mary Palmer, Hannah Liscomb, now living in Los Angeles, Calif., George A., who died at the age of 19 years and Lester A. All of these have now passed away, except Mrs. Liscomb as mentioned.

The body was brought to this city and funeral services were held from the M.E. Church on Monday afternoon, Nov. 17, Rev. J.G. Sibson officiating. He paid the most eloquent tribute to the deceased as a citizen, a mother and a true Christian. The old time friends gather with the relatives to pay their last respects to the dear soul who labored so many years for those she loved. Burial was in the Augusta Cemetery. The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church and has been an ardent supporter of all of the church activities during the time when her strength permitted. She was a true servant of the Master and was always happiest when doing something in his name. Now all that there was of life has faded into the night of endless sleep, its lights and shadows, its sweetness and nobility, its power and its purity. Under such influence, with the thrilling picture of days gone by and of worthy deeds done, all are conscious of a fuller appreciation of the dear soul who has left us. (Augusta, Wis. Times)



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