GEN. OLIVER HAZARD PALMER. Gen. Oliver Hazard Palmer, who died of pneumonia on Saturday afternoon, at his resi dence, No. 40 West Thirty-second-street, was born Oct. 5, 1814, at Walworth, Wayne County, N.Y. His father, Nathan Palmer, a native of Granville, Washington County, went to Wayne County, which was then a wilderness, in 1806, andd selected a forest of 600 acres. He took his per- sonal effects on horseback four miles from the nearest settlement into this tract, and here, in a log-house, Gen. Palmer first saw the light. Gen. Palmer went to school until he was 16. After that, until he was 21, he worked on the farm in the Summer and taught school in the Winter. He wanted a better education. For two years after he attained his majority he attended the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, at Lima, paying his way by teaching. He began studying law in the office of Judge Theron R. Green in Palmyra, in 1839, and was admitted to the Bar in 1842. Judge Strong's at- tention was attracted to him by the power the young man exhibited in a debate on slavery in the village school-house. During 1840 and 1841 he was the editor of the leading Democratic paper of Wayne County. In 1842 he was ap- pointed First Judge of the courts of Wayne county, which position he resigned two years later and became the law partner of Judge Strong. For several years prior to 1848 his views on the slavery question had been modi- fied from those held byu the Democratic masses, and in that year he became a sup- porter of the Free-Soil Van-Buren plat- form, adopted at Buffalo. He subsequently became identified with the Republican Party and worked for the election of Abraham Lincoln. In 1851 he went to Rochester and formed a law co- partnership with his brother-in-law, George H. Mumford. He was one of the committee to take charge of the raising of troops in Monroe County under the call of July 8, 1862, and was appointed Colonel of the One Hundred and Eighth Regi- ment. He took a conspicuous part in McClellan's campaign in Maryland and Virginia, including the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. At Fredericksburg he was in command of a brigade, and was in the advance divi- sion. Ill health compelled him to retire from his command, and he left his regiment near Falmouth March 6, 1863. On May 22, 1866, he was given the brevet rank of Brigadier-Gen- eral for faithful and meritorious service. On his return to Rochester in 1863, he was made Treasurer of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and when the offices were removed to New-York he came hither. He was afterward Vice-President. He resigned this office, but re- mained a Director until the last change in the management. After his resignation he organized the law department of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of which he was and continued to be a Trustee. He wrote a pamphlet as the result of his observa- tions as solicitor for the company which attract- ed much attention. He took opposite ground from those who claim that suicide is always the result of insanity. He was President of the Hahnemann Hospital. His health began to fail a year ago. He was in Florida several weeks last Winter and in Europe last Summer for his health. A wife, three married daughters, and one son, Oliver H. Palmer, Jr., survive him. His funeral services will take place at Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be in Rochester.