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Palmer, William Jackson

Carl Abbott

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1001264

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Palmer, William Jackson (18 September 1836–13 March 1909), railroad builder, was born in Leipsic, Delaware, the son of John Palmer, a farmer and merchant, and Matilda Jackson. He attended Quaker schools and Philadelphia public schools through age sixteen, when he entered business, gaining experience in coal mining and railroad construction....

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