Calvin Lee Palmer

Male19 March 1919–1995

Brief Life History of Calvin Lee

When Calvin Lee Palmer was born on 19 March 1919, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, his father, James Bennum Palmer, was 47 and his mother, Belle Lawrence, was 41. He lived in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1935 and American Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died in 1995, in California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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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 (15)

  • Calvin Palmer in household of James Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin L Palmer, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Calvin Lee Palmer, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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