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Dr. W. B. Palmer    

DR. W. B. PALMER. Dr. W. B. Palmer, of Audubon, Wise County, was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, March 12, 1849. Was the oldest son of G. P. and Martha Palmer; the family consisted of four girls and an equal number of boys, all of whom are dead except J. F. Palmer, of Graham, Oklahoma, and Dr. Palmer.

When, a boy the latter attended school at Milton, Tennessee, later attended Hanna Highland College at Virvilla, Tennessee, under Professor William Looney. In 1868 he moved to Benton County, Ark., and attended school at the Baptist College at Springdale, Arkansas, under Professor L. R. Barnes. Here he was a classmate of Rev. Edward Newton, late of Chico, Wise County, Texas. Dr. Palmer was married in 1875 to Miss Bettie McCoy of Elm Springs, Arkansas. In 1877 he moved to Johnson County, Texas, and taught school three years at Greenbrier. In 1881 he came to Wise County and taught the public school at Foster three years, after which he attended the medical department at Vanderbilt University, and graduated as a physician in 1886, after which he practiced his profession at Audubon, his present place of residence. In 1892 he lost the wife of his youth, leaving two daughters, Maggie and Laura. In 1894 he was married to Mrs. Lenora Van Zant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Shipman of Pella, Wise County. In industry and economy he has made a success of his chosen profession, is one of the highly respected citizens of his section, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a leading Mason of that order in Wise County.. He is spending his busy but contented days with his family, his wife and three daughters, Maggie, Laura and Cora Van Zant, at a beautiful home called Gynndome, near Audubon.

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