Modena Henrietta Palmer

Female27 October 1915–1990

Brief Life History of Modena Henrietta

When Modena Henrietta Palmer was born on 27 October 1915, in Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, her father, James Bennum Palmer, was 44 and her mother, Belle Lawrence, was 38. She lived in Marysville, Yuba, California, United States in 1930 and Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1946. She died in 1990, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James Bennum Palmer
1871–1946
Belle Lawrence
1877–1960
Thornton E. Palmer
1900–1959
Lillian Marie Palmer
1902–1982
Claris Ruth Palmer
1903–1909
Malvina Belle Palmer
1906–1979
Stanley Luther Palmer
1908–1908
Frank Howard Palmer
1910–1910
Vivian Blanche Palmer
1911–2004
Ralph Walter Palmer
1913–2003
Modena Henrietta Palmer
1915–1990
Calvin Lee Palmer
1919–1995

Sources (5)

  • Modena Palmer in household of James Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Palmer, "Washington Birth Records, 1869-1950"
  • Mrs Moderna Williams in entry for James B Palmer, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 1

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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