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Samuel Butler Palmer was both a wise and successful business man. He transformed a small neighborhood business started by him and his father into one of the Southeast's largest hardware wholesale outlets. He was a staunch successionist and served his state to the bitter end. He was a generous member of the Savannah Benevolence Association. He was a husband twice and a father twice, although sadly enough in the end he died a single man with no living offspring. He was a credit to the Palmer family.
Bowman, Michael E., "A Biography of Samuel Butler Palmer" (1990). Savannah Biographies. 161.