B. January 12, 1915 in Albert Lea, Freeborn County, MN
D. February 28, 1997 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Albert Lea City, Freeborn County, MN, living at 210 E. College Street, the household members were: Clarence Hagen, head, age 26, married, born in Minnesota, parents born in Norway, occupation: shackling – packing house; Mary Hagen, wife, age 24, married, immigrated 1903, naturalized 1914, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark; Palmer Hagen, son, age 4 11/12, single, born in Minnesota; Chester Hagen, son, age 1 2/12, single, born in Minnesota.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Albert Lee City, Albert Lea Township, Freeborn County, MN the household members were: Clarence L. Hagen, head, age 37, married at age 22, born in Minnesota, parents born in Norway, occupation: agent – oil bulk plant; Mary Hagen, wife, age 35, married at age 18, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1903; occupation: waitress – café; Palmer C. Hagen, son, age 15, single, born in Minnesota; Chester E. Hagen, son, age 11, single, born in Minnesota; Clarence L. Hagen, son, age 5, single, born in Minnesota

According to the Daily Republican-Register (Mount Carmel IL) Friday, May 28, 1937, page 3:

   Palmer Hagen, of this city, formerly of Chicago, and Miss Pauline Norrick, of Oakland City, Indiana, were united in marriage at the home of Rev. Charles W. Riggs on Thursday evening.
   They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mayhall and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Meier.”

According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Palmer Claren Hagen; Age: 25; Birth Date: 12 Jan 1915; Birth Place: Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA; Residence Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940; Registration Place: Illinois, USA; Employer: George W Borg Corportion (sic); Weight: 140; Complexion: Ruddy; Eye Color: Blue; Hair Color: Blonde; Height: 5 10; Next of Kin: Agnes Pauline Hagen”

According to the News-Sun (Waukegan IL) March 5, 1997, page A9:

   Palmer Claren Hagen, 82, of Round Lake, passed away Friday, February 28, 1997 at the St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.
   He was born January 12, 1915 in Albert Lea, MN making his home in Round Lake since 1944, formerly of Mt. Carmel, IL.  He was a member of the Waukegan Musicians Union for over 20 years and a former band member of the “Golden Tones” which play throughout the Chicagoland area.
   Mr. Hagen retired in 1978 from the Frank G. Hough Co. in Libertyville.
   He leaves his wife, Pauline A. (nee Norrick) whom he married on May 27, 1937 in Mt. Carmel, IL., 2 daughters, Dixie Lee Pawlowski of Lindenhurst and Bonnie (Peter) Pedersen of Lake villa; a son, Lee (Carolyn) Hagen of Coppelt, TX and 7 grandchildren.
   He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.
   Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 3, 1997 at the STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD., 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, Il. 60030 with the Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Round Lake officiating.
   Interment followed at the Fort Hill Cemetery in Round Lake.  Friends of the family may visit at the Funeral Chapel from 6:00-9:00 PM.  Memorials may be given to the Church in his memory.”