A Brief History of the Judson Palmer Home
Judson Palmer was born February 1851 in Defiance, Ohio. The family moved to Findlay where he became prominent in business and financial circles. Originally in the grocery business, he joined George Arnold in the operation of a flouring mill. This eventually became the McManness Milling Company at 310 East Crawford Street. Judson Palmer also served as president of the Farmers Bank. He married Katherine Lautzenhals, born in 1862. Mr. Palmer died August 4, 1919, in Findlay. Katherine died December 13, 1939.
It was the desire of Judson and Katherine Palmer to establish a trust fund which would be used to provide a home for any woman of need in Hancock County, fifty-five or older, in good health, and of sound mind. The home was not completed until 1950, delayed by World War II. The home the Palmers envisioned now sits on a five-acre plot of land at 2911 North Main Street and is today The Judson Palmer Home.
Judson & Katherine Palmer
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