CHARLES R. PALMER, M. D., a leading physician and surgeon of Tuscumbia, and a member of the medical firm of Cooper & Palmer, was born in Tuscumbia, October 28, 1859. His parents were Charles B. and Isabella (Anderson) Palmer, the former of whom was born in New York state, and came with his parents to Limestone county, Ala., in 1823, they being among the early pioneers of that county. The grandfather of Dr. Palmer studied medicine and began practice, but, on account of an affection of his eyes, he abandoned the profession. He removed his family to Tuscumbia in 1827, which he afterward made his home. He is still living and is one of the oldest residents of Tuscumbia. Miss Isabella Anderson was born in Rockingham county, Va., and came with her father to Tuscumbia in 1835, and she as well as her husband, is still living. Charles R. Palmer was reared in Tuscumbia. He at first received his education in the common schools and when seventeen years of age entered Vanderbilt university and remained there one term. He then returned home and studied medicine with his present partner. He then attended the medical department of Vanderbilt university, and graduated there in 1883. After practicing in Coahoma county, Miss., three years he removed to Barton, Ala., where he remained five years. He then removed to Tuscumbia, an formed his partnership with Dr. Cooper in August, 1891. Dr Palmer was married January 19, 1888, to Miss Sudie Huston, daughter of Dr. J. M. Huston of Dickson, ala. by this marriage he has two sons, James Huston, born June 21, 1889, and Charles Richard, Jr., born June 12, 1891. Dr. Palmer is a member of the Colbert County Medical society, and is recognized as one of the foremost physicians of Colbert County. [SOURCE: Memorial Record of Alabama. A concise account of the state’s political, military professional and Industrial progress, together with the personal memoirs of many of its people. In Two Volumes. Illustrated. Brant & Fuller, Madison Wis., 1893. Volume I. pp. 697-98.]

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