Ollie Fenn Palmer

Male7 December 1888–13 July 1949

Brief Life History of Ollie Fenn

When Ollie Fenn Palmer was born on 7 December 1888, in Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Carl Dwight Palmer, was 26 and his mother, Inez E. Benson, was 24. He married Ruth Esther Durmen on 15 June 1929, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Elyria, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1949. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 13 July 1949, at the age of 60, and was buried in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ollie Fenn Palmer
1888–1949
Ruth Esther Durmen
1897–1994
Marriage: 15 June 1929
Robert L. Palmer
1932–2008
Sylvia Ann Palmer
1934–1935

Sources (21)

  • Ollie F Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ollie Fenn. Palmer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Ollie Tenn Palmer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1929Lorain, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · The Arcade

    Age 2

    The Arcade is a cross between a lighted court and a shopping street and was modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. It was built by the Detroit Bridge Co. and it’s one of the few remaining arcades of its kind in the United States. The structure comprises of two nine-story towers with a skylight and was completely financed by John D. Rockefeller, Marcus Hanna, Charles F. Brush and several other wealthy Clevelanders. In 2001, the Hyatt corporation redeveloped the Arcade into Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel but with the two lower floors of the atrium area remain open to the public with retail merchants and a food court. 

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 18

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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