Maria Palmer

February 1841–1928 (Age 86)
Columbus, Columbus, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Palmer was born in February 1841, in Columbus, Columbus, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Warren D. Palmer, was 34 and her mother, Eliza Rhodes, was 36. She married Dascum Adelbert Sample about 1872, in Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in East Randolph, Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1900 and Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1920. She died in 1928, in Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Dascum Adelbert Sample
Maria Palmer
Marriage: about 1872
Palmer E. Sample
John Paul Sample

Spouse and Children

    Dascum Adelbert Sample



about 1872
Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


    Palmer E. Sample


    John Paul Sample


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mariah P Sample, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Marial Sample in household of Delbert D Sample, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Maria P Sample in household of John P Sample, "United States Census, 1920"

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