Sunday, December 23, 2007


We at MoSGA Messenger would like to take belated note of the passing of Bruce Brown Palmer on 10 September 2007. Bruce was a fixture at Lincoln County (MO) Genealogical Society. He was a fairly young man, just 53 years old, when he died as a result of Multiple System Atrophy, a degenerative neurological condition. Bruce had served as Recording Secretary of LCGS until his medical problem made it hard to write; he was then elected Vice-President in recognition of the esteem in which he was held by fellow LCGS members. Bruce produced note cards of historic buildings of Lincoln County for LCGS, and spearheaded the reprinting of People and Places of Southeast Lincoln County. Our condolences to LCGS and to Bruce’s daughters, Jessica and Emily, and a sister, Patsy (all of Florida).

A detailed biography may be found in LCGS Messenger 25:4 (Fall 2007), which also includes a biographical sketch of Colonel William Monks, a Union militiaman from Howell County who was involved in the suppression of guerrilla activity in southeast Missouri during the Civil War.

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
305 Main Street
Moscow Mills, MO 63362-1253

Annual dues are a bargain at $10.00!

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