Ida Lucinda Stearns

November 1873–3 May 1948 (Age 74)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ida Lucinda

When Ida Lucinda Stearns was born in November 1873, in Illinois, United States, her father, Horace Stearns, was 53 and her mother, Marietta Hanson, was 26. She married Robert Henry Palmer in 1888, in Rawlins, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Rawlins, Rawlins, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Driftwood Township, Rawlins, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 3 May 1948, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cornell, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Henry Palmer
Ida Lucinda Stearns
Marriage: 1888
Nellie Mae Palmer
Elba Banda Palmer
Effie Verena Palmer
Roy James Palmer
Grace Mable Palmer
Frank Harvey Palmer
Clyde Glenn Palmer
Blanche Agnes Palmer
Carl Gerald Palmer
Marietta Amanda Palmer

Spouse and Children

Rawlins, Kansas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Horace Stearns


    Marietta Hanson








    Carrie Agnes Stearns





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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 20

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Stern 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ida Palmer in household of Robert H Palmer, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Ida L Stearnes in household of Horace Stearnes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isobel Palmer in household of Robert H Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"

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