Palmer, William H
Palmer, William H.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born Aug. 16,1821, in Wisconsin. In early life he devoted himself to legal studies, and practiced several years at the bar. In 1858 he was converted and in less than one year from that time joined the West Wisconsin Conference. His first appointment was Point Bluff, and he was next stationed at Lancaster. The outbreak of the war, however, broke up his pastorate, for he felt it his duty to serve his country. On leaving the army he was readmitted to conference, and stationed at Dodgeville. Here he remained two years, at Darlington two, Monroe two, Providence two, and Platteville two, where, like the faithful soldier, he fell at his post. For months his health had been gradually failing, but he was ever cheerful, happy, and hopeful. At his last quarterly conference he was granted leave of absence, in the hope that rest would recruit his health, but he gradually grew worse, and died Sept. 23, 1874. He led a pure and holy life, and his memory is dearly cherished by those who knew him. See Minutes of Conferences, 1875, p. 149.