Newburg General Store

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The former Newburg General Store in Newburg, Iowa. Dorothy Palmer and her son, David Yandell are standing in front. Charles Austin and Nora Belle Palmer lived above the store with their family in the early 20th century. Abi (Alden) and Anson Palmer (Charles' parents) were married and began farming in what became Newburg in 1877. In 1881, Abi's brother, George Alden, bought the little general store on the land they were farming for Abi and George's mother, Louisa, and unmarried sister, Vesta, to live in. In 1920 or 1921 the apartment above the general store was available and Charles Austin Palmer and his wife, Nora Belle (Brown), lived there with their children when they returned to Newburg in 1920 or 1921, after building houses in Carpenter, Wyoming for a few years. Philip Palmer was born here and the family continued to reside above the store until around 1928, when they moved to Grinnell.