Floyd Palmer

Male17 February 1858–22 May 1869

Brief Life History of Floyd

When Floyd Palmer was born on 17 February 1858, in Eaton, Michigan, United States, his father, Daniel W. Palmer, was 34 and his mother, Mary Antoinette Covey, was 32. He died on 22 May 1869, in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 11.

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Family Time Line

Daniel W. Palmer
Mary Antoinette Covey
Marian L. Palmer
Francis Palmer
Blanche Palmer
Antoinette S Palmer
Alpha Palmer
William Palmer
Laura Almira Palmer
Checkley Starkweather Palmer
Daniel Palmer
Maude Norelle Palmer
Floyd Palmer
Scott Palmer
Frank Palmer
Effie May Palmer

Sources (2)

  • Floyd Parmer in household of Dant Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Floyd Palmer, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (14)

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World Events (6)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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