Henry Sherman Palmer

12 October 1878–18 July 1965 (Age 86)
Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of Henry Sherman

When Henry Sherman Palmer was born on 12 October 1878, in Marion, Alabama, United States, his father, George Flowers Palmer, was 25 and his mother, Lucy Ann Nichols, was 22. He married Pernecy Palmer on 29 May 1898, in Marion, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Hamilton, Marion, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 6 Reids, Marion, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 18 July 1965, in Red Bay, Franklin, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hamilton, St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Henry Sherman Palmer
Pernecy Palmer
Marriage: 29 May 1898
Arvillia Cleo Palmer
Mary Ann Palmer
Boy Palmer
John Henry Palmer
Uell Orden Palmer
Nettie Lou Palmer
Lillie Cumy Palmer
Lillian Ophelia Palmer
George Sherman Palmer
William Booker Palmer
Luther Orbin Palmer
Mollie Leona Palmer
Arthur Palmer

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29 May 1898
Marion, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1887: Franklin, Alabama, United States
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Henry Palmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • S Henry Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry S Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"

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