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This biography is from Landmarks of Albany County, New York, edited by Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N. Y., Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co. Publishers, 1897.

Edward De L. Palmer

Edward De L. Palmer, son of Amos P. and Hannah B. (Crafts) Palmer, was born in Newtonville, Albany county, March 19, 1848. Amos P. Palmer, born in Otsego county in 1820, came to Albany county about 1837, was for many years a fire brick manufacturer and later a banker, and died in 1894.

Edward De L. Palmer received his education mainly at Newtonville under the father of the late President Chester A. Arthur. For eight years he was associated with his father's firm in the manufacture of fire brick; later he was for nine years chief clerk and private secretary to James W. Eaton during Mr Eaton's incumbency as superintendent of construction of the new Capitol; and for two years thereafter he was a member of the firm of J. W. Eaton & Co., contractors and real estate dealers.When Mr. Eaton began to withdraw from active business, Mr. Palmer assumed the real estate department and is now one of the leading real estate operators in the city. He is a trustee of the Albany City Savings Institution, treasurer of St. Peter's Episcopal church and a member of the Fort Orange club.

In 1876 he married Sarah, daughter of Gad B. Worthington, of Batavia, N.Y., and they have three children: Worthington, Florence and De Lancey.

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