Miles Newman Palmer

Male22 March 1842–18 January 1923

Brief Life History of Miles Newman

When Miles Newman Palmer was born on 22 March 1842, in Broome, New York, United States, his father, John Palmer, was 27 and his mother, Mary Lorina Winchel, 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 District 855, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States for about 13 years. He died on 18 January 1923, in Rochelle, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dement Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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

Sources (31)

  • Miles W Palmer in household of John Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Miles Palmer, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Miles Newman Palmer, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1863New York, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    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

    English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.

    Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.

    Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

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

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