Sarah Luella Palmer Irish

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Sarah Luella Irish (Palmer)

Birthplace: Wilford, ID, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Carl Abraham Palmer and Sarah Olivia Welker
Wife of Cleon Arthur Irish
Sister of Unknown Palmer; Charles Arthur Palmer; Unknown Palmer; Carl Glenn Palmer; Hyrum Leslie Palmer and 3 others

Occupation: Sarah Luella Palmer married Cleon Irish on February 20, 1922 in Fremont County, Idaho
Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Sarah Luella Palmer Irish

Sarah Luella Palmer was born in Wilford, Idaho, the daughter of Carl and Sarah Olivia Welker Palmer. Sarah Luella and Cleon Arthur Irish were married February 20, 1922, in Fremont County, Idaho. In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah, they were living at 614 23rd Street, a home they were renting for $45 per month. Cleon was working as a foreman in a warehouse and Sarah was not working in 1930. Cleon was 32 years old and Sarah Luella, listed only as Luella, was 28 years old. Cleon was born in Whitewater, Winona County, Minnesota, on April 11, 1897. Both of his parents were also born in Minnesota. They were Arthur and Mae J. Irish, who were married in 1895. According to a U.S. City Directory for 1939, Cleon A. and Luella are still living at living at 614 23rd Street, and he is working as a foreman for the Gunn Supply Company.

In the 1940 U.S. Census, Cleone A. Irish is 43 years old, Luella P. is 38, and living with them is Cleone's mother, Jessie M. (Mae?) Maurer, 60. Now they are living at 1523 Washington Boulevard in a home they own which is valued at $1,600. Cleone has achieved two years of high school and Sarah has achieved one. Cleone's mother has an 8th grade education. In this census, Cleone is working as an explosive operator in an arsenal, and Sarah is a beauty adviser for a beauty products company. Cleone's mother is a housekeeper for a private home. For the 52 weeks that Cleone worked at 40 hours per week in 1939 he earned $1,164 income and Sarah earned $89 for the 9 weeks she worked at 12 hours per week that year. Cleone's mother had not income listed.

When Cleon Arthur Irish completed his World War I Draft Registration Card in St. Anthony, Fremont County, Idaho, on June 5, 1918, he described himself as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair. He was 21 years old at the time, having been born April 11, 1897, in Plainview, Minnesota. He lists his father's birthplace as Winona, Minnesota. He is working for L.J. Maurer of Ashton, Idaho, who must be his step-father, since his mother's name is shown as his nearest living relative, Mrs. May Maurer, also of Ashton.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Ashton, Idaho, Cleon A. Irish is listed as the 13 year old step-son of Louis J. Maurer, 49, and his mother is listed as Jessie M. (perhaps May's first name was Jessie or vice versa), 30, and they have been married two months, and living in the home is Mary A. Williams, a 68 year old widow, who is Jessie May's mother, and George L., 12, the son of Louis Maurer. Louis is working as a farmer.

Since Cleon's father, Arthur St. Clair Irish, does not die until May 3, 1931, he and Cleon's mother must have divorced. There is a census record for Arthur S. Irish in 1920 Whitewater, Winona, Minnesota, who married an Ann B., who is 38 years old. They have an 6 year old son, Leon. A Minesota Marriage Index shows that Arthur Irish married Anna Crawford on November 24, 1909. So Cleon's parents must have divorced about 1908 when Cleon was about 11 years old. When Arthur married Anna he was 38 and she was 25 years old.

From 1941 to 1952, Cleon and Luella are living at 524 Kiesel Avenue in Ogden, and he is working as a laborer, a shipping engineer, and as a storekeeper at various times during this period. In 1956, he is an employee for the Utah General Depot, and from 1958 to 1960, he is a supervisor there. I can find no more public records for Cleon but according to a Social Security Death Index, (Sarah) Luella Irish passed away in June of 1985, and was last known to be residing in Ogden. I do not know where she is buried.

Sarah Luella Palmer Irish was my second cousin twice removed.

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March 28, 1902
Wilford, ID, USA