James Edward Palmer
Commander, United States Navy
CITY, New Jersey, February 23, 1927 - J. Edward Palmer, 65 years old, retired
Naval Commander, died suddenly of heart disease today at his home, 17 south
A descendant of a long line of Naval heroes, Commander Palmer entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1879 and served un the Navy until after with World War, when he was retired with a citation from Secretary Wilbur.
His father, after whom he was named, was a Captain in the Navy. Commander Palmer was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He was graduated from the Naval Academy with honors in 1883, and thereafter saw service in all parts of the world. During the war, he served as engineer officer of the Naval Base at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and it was primarily for his effieiency there what he won his citation.
In 1902 he married Anna Kay Messersmith of
San Francisco, a daughter of Commodore John S. Messersmith, U.S.N.
PALMER, ANNA K W/O JAMES EDWARD
Posted: 23 October 2007
Photos By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007