When Joseph Holmes Packer was born on 29 February 1896, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, Benjamin Packer, was 33 and his mother, Anna E Whealen, was 29. He married Glenna Marriott on 30 June 1924, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Rock Island, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 11 January 1978, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Washington, Oregon, United States.
English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.
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