George A. Palmer

Male13 May 1872–24 February 1950

Brief Life History of George A.

When George A. Palmer was born on 13 May 1872, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, George W Palmer, was 50 and his mother, Caroline Logan, was 23. He married Nettie Brown on 17 September 1892, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Columbia Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 February 1950, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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George A. Palmer
Saloma Swartout
Marriage: 3 March 1907
George Kenneth Palmer
William F Palmer

Sources (20)

  • George Palmer in entry for Harold H Palmer, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • George Palmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George A Palmer in entry for Robert F Shallenbarger and Sue E Palmer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1907Cement City, Woodstock Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    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.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 7

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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