George A. Palmer

1872–24 February 1950 (Age 78)
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of George A.

When George A. Palmer was born in 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 78, and was buried in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George A. Palmer
Nettie Brown
Marriage: 17 September 1892
Harold Hobson Palmer

Spouse and Children


    Nettie Brown


17 September 1892
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George W Palmer


    Caroline Logan




    Sarah Palmer



    Ennis Palmer


    Cora Palmer


    Ira Palmer


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
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

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Palmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Palmer in household of George Palmer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo A Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"

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