Palmyra in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Home of Jane Darwell
Portrayed "Ma Joad" in
Grapes of Wrath
Home built in 1869
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 39° 47.228′ N, 91° 31.392′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 61) north of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of the house, which is private property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1425 S Main St, Palmyra MO 63461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gardner House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Speigle House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Palmyra Massacre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Palmyra Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Shannon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Palmyra (approx. 0.8 miles away); Big Spring (approx. 0.9 miles away); Potawatomi Emigration (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
More about this marker.
Regarding Home of Jane Darwell. The house is also known as the Walker-Woodward-Schaeffer House, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 (NRHP #84002592). It is also advertised to be the "Birthplace of Jane Darwell".
Also see . . . Jane Darwell on Wikipedia. Born Patti Woodard, her Wiki page has several pieces of information about the legendary actress. She appeared in over 100 movies (including silent short films), but is best remembered as "Ma Joad" (mentioned on the marker) as well as the Bird Woman in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins in 1964. She was the fifth person to win Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in The Grapes of Wrath. (Submitted on May 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.