Ollie Fenn Palmer

7 December 1888–13 July 1949 (Age 60)
Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life 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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Ollie Fenn Palmer
Ruth Esther Durmen
Marriage: 15 June 1929
Robert L. Palmer
Sylvia Ann Palmer

Spouse and Children

15 June 1929
Lorain, Ohio, United States



    Sylvia Ann Palmer


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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

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)

  • Ollie F Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ollie F Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ollie F Palmer in household of Carl D Palmer, "United States Census, 1900"

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