Henrietta Kate Palmer

12 November 1855–24 May 1899 (Age 43)
Waterford, Racine, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Henrietta Kate

When Henrietta Kate Palmer was born on 12 November 1855, in Waterford, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Tracy Palmer, was 43 and her mother, Anjanetta Willard, was 33. She married Franklin Cathel Justis on 5 November 1877, in Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Washington, Kansas, United States in 1895. She died on 24 May 1899, at the age of 43, and was buried in Joy, Kiowa, Kansas, United States.

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Franklin Cathel Justis
Henrietta Kate Palmer
Marriage: 5 November 1877
Guy Tracy Justis
Ray Justis
Earl Everett Justis
Fay C. Justis
Med Justis
Alice Justis

Spouse and Children

5 November 1877
Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Tracy Palmer


    Anjanetta Willard




    John Austin Palmer


    James M Palmer


    Albert A Palmer


    Everett Galatin Palmer


    George Elijah Palmer


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 12

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • K H Justis in household of F C Justis, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Kate Palmer in household of John T Palmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Kate Palmer in household of John T Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"

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