M. H. Palmier was born June 5, 1877, near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. He attended the parochial school and after leaving school worked for his father until 1893, then he went to Prairie du Rocher and worked until 1897, when he went to Red Bud, Illinois, and was clerking in the hotel and cafe. It was here he met his wife (nee Miss Dillie Miller) and married here January 28, 1901. Four children bless their home, viz: Phillip D., Berthram J. L., Wilmarth M., and Goldie A. Palmier.
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For a short time he engaged in the liquor business in St. Louis, but finally returned to Prairie du Rocher, and in 1908 purchased the present property. In 1908 he erected the new up-to-date building containing a large hall, salon and billiard room, saddlery, barber shop. Mr. Palmier is also owner of a fine residence which he had erected on a large lot 140 x 148 feet.
Mr. Palmier is a public-spirited citizen, politically a Democrat and served the public in the capacity of village treasurer in 1906, 1909, 1911, and 1912; was elected on the village board and is still a member. He is well and favorably known to the community, always ready to assist in advancing the interest of the people. He was one of the instigators of the new electric light plant and enjoys the reputation of having an up-to-date place.
Mrs. M. H. Palmier, who is daughter of A. G. Miller, for a number of years marshal of Red Bud, was born December 12, 1883, in Red Bud, Illinois.