Ancestral Memories & Captured Moments


Ancestral Memories

Family Photographs dating from the 19th to 21st Centuries. My paternal Grandmother Eva Gordon Palmer labeled the older photos.  The photos from the 19th Century were all taken in Photography studios located in New York City where my Great Great Grandmother settled with her five children after my Great Great Grandfather William Henry Halstead passed away.  William Henry Halstead served in the Civil War as part of the 29th Ct. Colored Regiment.  Please click on the below links for more information on him and his unit.

 My Paternal Grandparents Eva and William Palmer married in Jan. 1919 and had several children. All the boys passed away from polio except my Dad Edward G. Palmer. His nickname was Precious.  They had three daughters Helen Louise Palmer Garcia, Thelma Rosalie Palmer Varner and Eva Palmer Stuppard.

All the people pictured except me and my brother Stephen have gone onto Glory and are Living their Heavenly reward.

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2013/07/13/genetic-memory/

Connecticut Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regt. C. V. INFANTRY

http://www.conn29th.org/descendants.htm

Stephen Vincent Palmer ~ QCP Christmas Party 2013
Stephen Vincent Palmer ~ QCP Christmas Party 2013
Family Photo Collage
Ancestor Branches ~ A Photo Collage I made for the Employee Art Show in 2012.
Me and My brother Stephen December 1961
Me and My brother Stephen December 1961
William H. Halstead name as inscribed on the Colored Soldiers Monument in Washington, DC
William H. Halstead name as inscribed on the Colored Soldiers Monument in Washington, DC
William Henry Halstead Headstone ~ Sleepy Hollow
William Henry Halstead Headstone ~ Sleepy Hollow
African/Native American Queen
MMC 2002 Graduation
My 56th Birthday Party Celebration Feb. 27th
My 56th Birthday Party Celebration Feb. 27th
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How I look now at age 56.
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56th Birthday Party Celebration
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Fifty-Sexy. Fifty-Sultry.

20150228_152856 church lady

Henry Keyser
Henry Keyser
Fredrick H. Halstead_Sept. 6, 1898_Little's Brother
Fredrick H. Halstead_Sept. 6, 1898_Little’s Brother. Little was my Great Grandmother.
Aunt Hannah
Aunt Hannah
Aunt Susan
Aunt Susan
Rosalie Palmer_William Palmer's Sister
Rosalie Palmer_William Palmer’s Sister. William Palmer is my Grandfather.
Aunt Carrie_George Gordon's sister
Aunt Carrie_George Gordon’s sister
Aunt Carrie
Aunt Carrie
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My Grandfather William Junius Palmer in Mt. Morris Park located in Harlem New York circa 1926 with four of his children. The two children in white are twins but the boy died of polio. My father Edward Gordon Palmer is not featured in this picture because he was born in 1930.
Edward Gordon Palmer_early 1950s
My Dad Edward Gordon Palmer
Edward G. Palmer_Early 1950s
Daddy Edward Gordon Palmer
Edward Gordon Palmer 1935
Edward Gordon Palmer 1935. This photo was taken by the famous Harlem Renaissance Photographer James Van Der Zee.
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Unknown Ancestor on my Dad’s side. I’m sure my Grandmother did label this photo but the label must have gotten lost. This is a Tin type and at some point the label must have fallen off so I do not know her name.
Mable_Edward_Palmer
My Mom and Dad Mable and Edward Palmer. They were married Dec. 1955 in Dayton, Ohio. Later my Dad brought my Mom back to New York where my brother Stephen and I were born.
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My Marymount Manhattan College Graduation photo, 2002.
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Stephen and I at his residence Queens Centers for Progress in Queens, NY. Stephen has Autism yet works and has a very active social Life. We are very close.
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Mom ~~ Mable Elizabeth Palmer born 1930 in Davy, West Virginia, raised in Dayton, Ohio.
Aunt Thelma circa 1940s or 50s
My Aunt Thelma Rosalie Palmer Varner.
Eva Sophronia Gordon Palmer -- Grandmother
Eva Sophronia Gordon Palmer — Grandmother
Mable Elizabeth Palmer circa 1950s
Mommy ~~ Mable Elizabeth Palmer

9 thoughts on “Ancestral Memories & Captured Moments

  1. You share a birthday with my older son, James! He was born 2/27/74! He died 6/24/95, by a drunk driver. I think you read about him and his brother in my blog. Anyway, I think that’s cool! I have several friends who share your birthday. I don’t know any who share mine. Oh well…

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