The following article was found in the May 11, 1944, Lowell Tribune on page 1, column 5:
FORMER LOWELL TEACHER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY
Ward Palmer, Commercial teacher at Lowell high school in 1932 and 1933, passed away at his home at Chalmers, Tuesday. Robert Brannock, principal of Lowell high, received a card from him during the holidays stating that he had been injured some time ago. Since that time, however, he had not heard from him, and he was much surprised when he received word of his death.