Elen Palmer

1833–
Nelson, Burlington, Halton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Elen

When Elen Palmer was born in 1833, in Nelson, Burlington, Halton, Ontario, Canada, her father, Mahlon Palmer, was 29 and her mother, Dinah Moore, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Mahlon Palmer
1804–1890
Dinah Moore
1806–1894
Elizabeth Palmer
1831–1833
William Palmer
1832–1856
Elen Palmer
1833–
Daniel Palmer
1834–1916
Serring Palmer
1836–1913
Louisa J Palmer
1842–1922
Mary Palmer
1844–1895
Elgin Moore Palmer
1849–1932
Hannah Olive Palmer
1849–1938

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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 34

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 36

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1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 73

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Ellen Palmer, "Canada Census, 1851"
  • Elen Palmer, "Canada Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elen Palmer - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Elen Palmer

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