James Daniel Palmateer

22 June 1847–27 July 1926 (Age 79)
Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Daniel

When James Daniel Palmateer was born on 22 June 1847, in Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, Garrett Richard Palmateer, was 40 and his mother, Sybil Covell, was 37. He married Anna T. Davis on 22 January 1871. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Elkhorn Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1920 and Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1926. He died on 27 July 1926, in Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lodi Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Daniel Palmateer
Anna T. Davis
Marriage: 22 January 1871
Edna May Palmateer
Ernest Palmateer
James Palmateer
Wilde Palmateer
Archie Earle Palmateer

Spouse and Children

22 January 1871


    Edna May Palmateer


    Ernest Palmateer


    James Palmateer


    Wilde Palmateer


    Archie Earle Palmateer


Parents and Siblings

    Garrett Richard Palmateer


    Sybil Covell




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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 1

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 22

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Name Meaning

Most probably a variant of English Parmenter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James D Palmatar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Daniel Palmateer in household of Garrett Palmateer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James D Palmateer, "United States Census, 1910"

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