Miles N Palmer

22 March 1842–18 January 1923 (Age 80)
Broome, New York, United States

The Life of Miles N

When Miles N Palmer was born on 22 March 1842, in Broome, New York, United States, his father, John Palmer, was 27 and his mother, Mary or May L., was 27. He married Ellen Parmelia Austin about 1863, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Rochelle, Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1923. He died on 18 January 1923, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dement Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Miles N Palmer
Ellen Parmelia Austin
Marriage: about 1863
Anna Palmer
Nellie Palmer
Lydia May Palmer
Harry Palmer
Amelia Palmer

Spouse and Children


    Ellen Parmelia Austin


about 1863
New York, United States


    Anna Palmer



    Lydia May Palmer


    Harry Palmer


    Amelia Palmer


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Miles Palmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Miles Palmer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Miles Palmer in household of Jennie Bean, "United States Census, 1910"

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