Thomas William Palmer

28 March 1872–30 March 1964 (Age 92)
Phillips, Kansas, United States

The Life of Thomas William

When Thomas William Palmer was born on 28 March 1872, in Phillips, Kansas, United States, his father, William Edward Palmer, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Graham, was 22. He married Nora Belle Chastain on 12 February 1892, in Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Dow, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 30 March 1964, at the age of 92, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Alton Township, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas William Palmer
Nora Belle Chastain
Marriage: 12 February 1892
Froebel Edward Palmer
Edythe Sally Palmer

Spouse and Children

12 February 1892
Macon, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Edward Palmer


    Sarah Catherine Graham




    Anna B Palmer


    Rachel Annabelle Palmer


    Herada Palmer


    Lucy I Palmer



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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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 5

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
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)

  • L W Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thos W Parmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"

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