My Maternal Grandmother, Phyllis “Phyl” Eugenia Palen (Linderman)

Phylis Adele Eugenia Palen, c. 1922, Dubuque High School, Dubuque, Iowa.

Phylis (changed spelling to Phyllis) Adele Palen, daughter of Frank Joseph Palen & Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, in Caledonia, Minnesota, c. 1920. I found this photo behind another photo in an old frame of my Mother, Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill’s keepsakes of my Grandmother, in Jan. 2009.

Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby)Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa.
Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman, Sept. 1928, Yvonne, Billie, & Jean (baby)Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa

Phyllis Eugenia “Phyl” Palen Linderman
  
Birth: Mar. 31, 1904
Clearwater County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1963
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Born Phylis “Phy” Eugenia (Palen) in Bemidji, Clearwater County, Minnesota to Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Clausen Palen.Raised as Catholic and attended St. Mary’s Catholic schools, until high school when she went to Dubuque High School. Americanized the spelling of her name Phylis to Phyllis. Daughter, Yvonne Phyllis and Granddaughter, Phyllis Jean Frederick were named after her.Palen ancestors emigrated from Luxembourg in 1855.
Met Harry William Linderman at Dubuque High School. He was a Lutheran, not a Catholic.

Daughter of Frank Joseph Palen & Emma Elsie Clausen Palen.

Pianist, Artist, Homemaker, and Singer.

Wife of Harry “Billy” William Linderman.
Co-Owned “Linbar, Inc.” in Houston, Harris county, Texas. Resided at 4002 Arnold St., Houston, Texas 77005, in West University Place, from 1943-1963.

My Grandmother and Grandfather were members of the First United Methodist Church-Downtown, at 1320 Main Street, Houston, Texas, up until 1963.

CO-Owned Saturday’s Tavern, in Gayhill, Texas during the 1950’s. They spent many a weekend there.

Died of Hodgkin’s Disease in December 1963.
Harry & Phyl were quite the host and hostess. They had many friends and family.

Phyl was the Mother of four girls, Yvonne Phyllis, Yvarra “Billie” Irene, Jean Marie and Patricia Mae “Patsy” Linderman.

Phylis & Harry loved to travel, and attended the Republican Conventions. They were both Republicans. Grandpa Harry Linderman was the 1954 Harris County Republican Chairman in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He was one of the Republican Delegates to the Republican Convention in San Francisco, California, 1954-1956, from Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Her family was so broken up by her death, that they couldn’t force themselves to visit her gravesite.

There is no headstone for Grandma Linderman. She is buried underneath an old, Oak tree and beside a Doctor.

PHYLLIS EUGENIA PALEN WAS RAISED AS CATHOLIC. HER PARENTS SENT HER TO PRIVATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL UNTIL SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE BEGGED HER FATHER TO LET HER GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOL. SHE WENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND MET, AND FELL IN LOVE WITH, THEN ELOPED WITH HARRY WILLIAM LINDERMAN, A PROTESTANT. MUCH TO HER FATHER’S DISMAY, BECAUSE HARRY WAS LUTHERAN NOT CATHOLIC. PHYL’S FATHER NEVER FORGAVE HIMSELF FOR ALLOWING HER TO GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
PHYL AND HARRY MOVED AROUND A LOT, BECAUSE HARRY WAS A SALESMAN.
I KNOW THAT THEY LIVED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, DUBUQUE, IOWA, AND INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. PHYL WOULD FIX UP AND SELL THEIR HOME FOR A PROFIT,AND THEY WOULD BUY ANOTHER HOME IN WHATEVER TOWN THEY MOVED TO.
GRANDMA PHYL WAS AN ARTIST, PIANIST, HOMEMAKER, MOTHER AND SOMETIMES EVEN FATHER. HARRY WAS ON THE ROAD A LOT. HE WAS A SALESMAN.
PHYL WAS A VERY CREATIVE, INTELLIGENT WOMAN. SHE LOVED HER FLOWERS, ANTIQUES, ART, AND MUSIC. PHYL ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HER WEIGHT. SHE AND HARRY LOVED TO DINE, DRINK, AND DANCE. THEY COLLECTED ANTIQUES. THEY HAD VERY EXPENSIVE TASTES.
PHYL AND HARRY’S HOME TOGETHER WAS AT 4002 ARNOLD STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. THEY LIVED TOGETHER AS MAN & WIFE UNTIL PHYL DIED OF HODGEKIN’S DISEASE IN 1963. SHE WAS BURIED AT THE FOREST PARK- LAWNDALE CEMETERY, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS. THERE IS NO HEADSTONE FOR HER GRAVE. SHE LOVED YELLOW DAISIES, AND THAT WAS THE LAST PICTURE SHE EVER PAINTED BEFORE SHE DIED IN 1963. NEITHER HARRY OR THE DAUGHTERS COULD BRING THEMSELVES TO VISIT THE GRAVESITE, THEY SAID THAT THEY CHOSE TO REMEMBER HER WHEN SHE WAS ALIVE. source: Sally Ann Frederick Fallin Brown Tudor

Family links:
Parents:
Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)
Emma Elsie Claussen Palen (1865 – 1930)

Spouse:
Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)

Children:
Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque (1924 – 2010)
Yvarra Irene Linderman Jackson (1925 – 1985)
Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 – 2012)
Patricia Mae Linderman Cooke (1929 – 2000)

Note: No headstone or marker. Buried in front of Oak Tree. Buried between Dr. John H. Eganhouse and William J. Turner. Section Lone View 23, Plot 511, Burial no. 52138. Grave no. 4. 

Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: 511 

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Record added: Aug 21, 2007
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Harry William Linderman & Phyllis Eugenia Palen wedding licence, Clayton County, Iowa, 27 Feb. 1923