2007.001.039

Catalog Date: 
02/13/2007
Gparent: 
4: T&E For Materials
Collection: 
Joyce C. Frenell Collection
Date: 
Unknown
Object Name: 
Bowl
Owned: 
Mary Ellen Palmer Jacobs
Parent: 
Food Service T&E
People: 
Aszman, Lucile Palmer Shankland Frenell, Joyce Carolyn Aszman Jacobs, Cyrus Jacobs, Mamie Rounsevelle, Mary "Mamie" Jacobs Shankland
Provenance: 
This bowl belonged to the Joel Palmer family. It was passed to Mary Ellen Palmer Jacobs (3/30/1838 - 2/18/1907), passed onto daughter Mary "Mamie" Jacobs Shankland Rounsevelle (5/24/1871 - 6/19/1953), passed to daughter Lucile Palmer Shankland Aszman (4/21/1898 - June 1983), passed to daughter Joyce Carolyn Aszman Frenell (5/27/1927 - ).
Record As: 
Gift
Record From: 
Joyce Frenell
White china bowl that belonged to the Palmer family. The bowl has no maker's mark. The inside of the bowl has a pattern of small, star-shaped pink flowers and green clover leaves. A thin iridescent pink stripe runs around the inside, just under the rim. The rim is uneven, it is higher in two sections. According to Joyce Frenell (Great granddaughter of Cyrus and Mary Ellen), the Joel Palmer family carried this with them by wagon on their way to Dayton, Oregon. The Palmers were part of the first wagon trains over the Rockies. At some point the Palmers were required to leave behind a large barrel of China on the road. Mary Ellen, age 9 (1847), removed this bowl from the barrel and carried it in her skirt pocket to Oregon.