There's a Gustav & Matilda Palm family in the 1880 US Census in MA, Worcester co., Worcester city. Appear to be living at 1 Lincoln st., with at least 4 other families. Date of Census: 10 JUN 1880.
Gustav is 49 yrs old, born Sweden, as were his parents
Matilda is 27 yrs old, born Sweden, as were her parents
Albert, 1 yr old, born MA
Charles, 20 yrs old, born Sweden
Enoch, 17 yrs old, is listed as nephew, born Sweden, parents born Sweden
All males except Albert working in Mills.
If you go to http://pilot.familysearch.org
, and search for gustave palm in worcester, ma, you'll find marriages of 3 kids and the death of Gustav. Matilda's maiden name appears to be Matilda C Malcolm.