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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 05:30:08 :

Independent Journal
Saturday, December 29, 1951
page 3

Mrs. Sophia Palmer

Mrs. Sophia Louisa Palmer, the daughter of two of the first settlers of the Petaluma area, died yesterday in San Anselmo after a long illness. She was 80 years old.

Mrs. Palmer died at 8 Richmond road, San Anselmo where she lived with her daughter Miss Catherine Palmer who is instructional supervisor in San Anselmo schools. She is also survived by a son, Edmond F. Palmer of Petaluma.

A native of Petaluma, Mrs. Palmer was the daughter of Richard J. and Catherine Norton Smith, who were the first residents of the San Antonio district south of Petaluma.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Sorenson Funeral Home in Petaluma. A requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent's Church in Petaluma at 9:30 a.m. Rosary services will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Sorenson chapel.

Friends may call at the Jenness Mortuary in San Anselmo until noon Sunday. Rosary services will be recided this evening at 8 at the Jenness chapel.
A Death Notice in the same paper adds information:
She was the widow of the late Edward S. Palmer, and sister of the late Richard J. Smith of Petaluma.

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