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Sarah Olivia Welker

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho
Death: February 13, 1936 (60)
Chester, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Wilford, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Eller Welker and Sarah Ann Thornock Welker
Wife of Carl Abraham Palmer
Mother of Unknown Palmer; Charles Arthur Palmer; Unknown Palmer; Carl Glenn Palmer; Sarah Luella Palmer Irish and 4 others
Sister of John Percy Welker; James Melvin Welker; Estella A. Welker; Ernest Bechias Welker; Zella Ann Stanger and 6 others

Occupation: Married Carl Abraham Palmer May 15, 1895 in Safford, AZ
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About Sarah Olivia Welker

Sarah Olivia Welker was the daughter of John Eller Welker and Sarah Ann Thornock Welker, born in Idaho in December of 1875. The family was listed in the 1880 U. S. Federal Census for Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, as follows: John E., 26, Sarah Ann, 24, Sarah O., 4, and John Percy Welker, 2 years old. Sarah's father John was working as a laborer. Living next door were Sarah's paternal grandparents, John Welker, 50, and Roxanna Mahalia Dustin Welker, 46, and their nephew, Levi J. Dustin, 14. Sarah's grandfather was working as a farmer. Also living nearby was Sarah's aunt, Roxana Louisa Welker Madsen, the sister of John Eller Welker, and her husband, Christian Madsen, who was the brother of Inger Marie Madsen, who was married to James A. Welker, a cousin of John Eller, as shown below.

Living two doors down was James A. Welker, 29, and his wife, Inger Marie Madsen Welker, 25, and their daughter Clara, 3, and James A. Jr., 9 months old. James was a cousin of John Eller Welker, being the son of John Welker's brother, James Wilburn Welker and his wife, Annie Pugh Welker. Living next door to them was Adam Welker, Jr., 24, and his wife, Clara, 23, and their son Anson, 1 year old. Adam Welker was another cousin of John E. and James A.

In 1895 when Sarah was 19 years old she married Carl Abraham Palmer, born May 21, 1875, the son of Hyrum Smith Palmer and Maria Carlsson Palmer. He was born in Checken Creek, Sevier, Utah.

By 1900, Sarah and her husband Carl were living in Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, with their son Carl G. Carl A. was born May, 1875, Sarah in December, 1875, and their son in May of 1900. Sarah and Carl had been married for 5 years and had given birth to four children, but, sadly, three of them had died as infants. Carl A. was born in Utah and Sarah and Carl G., in Idaho. Carl A. was working as a rancher and was renting his farm.

In 1910 the family was living in Fall River, Fremont, Idaho, and were listed as follows in the census: Carl, 34, Sarah, 34, Carl G., 9, Sarah L., 8, and Hyrum, 5 years old. Carl and Sarah had been married for 16 years, had given birth to 7 children, 3 of whom were still living. Carl's father was born in Illinois and mother in Sweden, and both of Sarah's parents were born in Utah. Carl was working as a farmer and was still renting their farm.

Living next door were Sarah's parents and siblings, John Eller Welker, 56, and Sarah A., 54, Earnest B., 23, William E., 21, Arthur, 16, and Hyrum, 11 years old. John Eller Welker was also working as a farmer. He and Sarah had been married for 35 years, had given birth to 11 children, 9 of whom were still living. John Eller Welker owned his farm free from a mortgage.

When Carl Abraham Palmer completed his U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card on September 12, 1918, he was 43 years old, living in Chester, Fremont County, Idaho, and working as a farmer. He was living with his wife who was listed as Olivia. Carl described himself as being of medium height and build with hazel eyes and brown hair.

In the 1920 census, Carl, 44, and Sarah, 44, were living in Drummond, Fremont, Idaho, with their children, Carl Glen (listed as Glen C.), 19, Sarah L, 18, Carl L., 14, William #., 8, and Lynn L., 4 years old. Carl was working as a farmer, and owned his own farm. Carl Glen was working as a farm laborer on the home farm. Sadly, Carl Abraham Palmer passed away just 9 years later on June 5, 1929, in Chester, Fremont Idaho, at the age of just 54 years old.

In the 1930 census, Sarah was a 54-year old widow, living with her children, Carl Glen (listed as Glen Carl), 30, Leslie, 25, William E., 18, and LeRoy, 14. Carl Glen and Leslie were working as farmers and William as a farm laborer on their home farm. Just 6 years later, on February 13, 1936, Sarah Olivia Welker Palmer passed away at the age of just 60 years old. She was buried with her husband in the Wilford Cemetery. Tragically, their 22 year old son, Lynn Leroy Palmer, born May 29, 1915, passed away the following year on July 31, 1937, in Saint Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, and was also buried in the Wilford Cemetery.

Carl A. and Sarah O.'s son, Carl Glen Palmer, born May 29, 1900, in Wilford, Fremont County, Idaho, married Dora Christiansen, the daughter of Hyrum Julius Christiansen and Hannah Maria Michaelsen. They had two children, Glenn Leon in 1921 and Eva in 1926. Carl Glenn Palmer passed away March 11, 1966, in Ashton, Idaho, and his wife, Dora, lived another 9 years and passed away December 19, 1975. Carl and his wife, Dora were buried in the Pineview Cemetery in Ashton, Idaho. Their son Glenn Leon, born June 6, 1921, passed away May 4, 1997. He was cremated but the location of his ashes is unknown. His sister, Eva, passed away in 1944, and was buried in the Pineview Cemetery in Ashton, idaho.

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Sarah Olivia Welker's Timeline

December 11, 1875
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho
October 26, 1884
Age 8
January 11, 1896
Age 20
Layton, Graham, AZ, USA
October 11, 1897
Age 21
Wilford, Idaho, USA
March 25, 1899
Age 23
Wilford, Idaho, USA
May 29, 1900
Age 24
Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, USA
March 28, 1902
Age 26
Wilford, ID, USA
March 31, 1905
Age 29
Wilford, ID, USA
May 1, 1908
Age 32
Wilford, Idaho, USA
December 7, 1911
Age 35
Chester, Fremont, Idaho, USA