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Jesse Palmer (Alternate spelling Jessie)

Birth: He was born around 1920 in Nebraska.  

Family Information: Son of Curtis and Mary Palmer.

Brother of Ted, Maxine, Alford, Marie, Lue and baby Lile Palmer.  


Pre-Colony History: He first came to the colony in October 1929 with his parents and siblings and there were a lot of them -- possibly 10-11 in the group. They arrived in a covered truck which might be called a house, that Comrade Palmer had built for himself.

In 1932, the Palmer family is reported to have returned to the colony after having left almost two years before -- this time the group included the parents and six children. They came from Minnesota.  

Home in Colony: In May 1930 the family moved to one of the poultry farms.  

Job in Colony: In February 1930 he was responsible for keeping the fires going at the school.

Helped out with various farm work. In March 1930 he and brother Alfred were helping first Roedemeister then Mrs. Wooley plant the Kid Kolony gardens. 

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Sources: "Llano Colonist": November 2, 1929, February 8, 1930, March 22, 1930, May 3, 1930, November 12, 1932; US Census: 1930


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