Wirt Palmore

1896–1985 (Age 88)
Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Wirt

When Wirt Palmore was born on 5 November 1896, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexis Potter Palmore, was 23 and his mother, Alice Jane Tooley, was 19. He lived in Magisterial District 5 East Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died in August 1985, in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 88.

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Alexis Potter Palmore
Alice Jane Tooley
Grace Palmore
Wirt Palmore
Electa Palmore
Elbert J. Palmore
Joe Ansel Palmore
Susie Forest Palmore

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Palmer or an Americanized spelling of South German Balmer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wert Palman in household of Alexis P Palman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wirt Palmore in household of A P Palmore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm J Palmore in household of Potter Palmore, "United States Census, 1900"

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