Joseph Pallister b 11 Sep 1884

Joseph Pallister was born 11 September 1884 in North Riding, Yorkshire, England.  He was the son of John William Pallister and Sarah Maughn.  His homeland was a Viking area of England (well before he was born.)  Yorkshire is named after York, which is a shortened form of the Viking name Jorvick.  The term “riding” is of Viking origin and derives from Threthingr meaning a third part.  Yorkshire had three ridings, East, West, and North, divided by rivers in the area.   Joseph had two older brothers, Thomas and John. 

 About 1885, the Pallister family moved to Lake Creek, in Eagle County, Colorado.  Joseph had two more brothers, Ernest and Frank.  Joseph’s father was a farmer. 

In 1900, the Pallister family was in Lakes Creek.  Joseph’s brothers John Richard and Ernest had passed away, and Thomas had married Ella Tourville and moved out, but Joseph and Frank were still at home with their parents.    

In 1902, Joseph’s father was shot and killed by a neighbor.  It appears that this was the result of long-standing dissention in the neighborhood, and it appears that while the shooter was initially taken into custody, he probably was able to establish a case for self defense.

In 1910, Joseph still lived in Lakes Creek with his mother and younger brother Frank.  They were farmers.  Joseph became a naturalized citizen in 1911.

In 1917, Joseph got his own 80-acre homestead in Lakes Creek.  His property was near the Tourvilles.  Joseph registered for the WW1 draft from Eagle County.  His next of kin was his mother Sarah.  He was a self-employed rancher, described as tall, medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.  It does not appear that he served in the military. 

In 1920, Joseph still lived in Lakes, with his mother and brother Frank.  In 1930, Joseph lived next door to Sarah and Frank.  He was a farmer with a general farm. 

 In later years, Joseph lived with his niece, Hannah Pallister Hunt (daughter of Thomas and Ella Tourville Pallister.)

The Eagle Valley Enterprise carried two stories about Joseph’s death.   22 Aug 1957 p 1, JOE PALISTER DIED – Funeral services were held today at Bowman Chapel in Eagle for Joe Pallister, who died in the Glenwood hospital Monday, following a long period of poor health.  Bowman Mortuary conducted the burial in Edwards cemetery.

5 Sep 1957 – JOE PALLISTER BURIED IN EDWARDS – Joseph Pallister, 73, son of early day Eagle County residents was buried in the Edwards cemetery by the side of his parents, John and Sarah Pallister.  Born Sep 11, 1884 at Stockton, England, Pallister moved to Eagle County with his parents when he was a small boy, settling on a ranch on Lake creek near Edwards.  He lived there until 1935 and moved to Eagle in 1947, making his home here with his neice, Mrs. Hanna Hunt until his death.  Mr. Pallister is survived by two brothers, Tom of Gypsum and Frank of Silt and several nieces and nephews.  Services were held at Bowman Funeral Chapel in Eagle Aug 22, with burial in the family plot at Edwards.  Pall bearers were Wm. Strankman, Dan Koprinikar, Bill Heiner, Jim Brett, Tom Pearch, Don Draper.

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