Palmer Swinyer

1839–1926 (Age 87)
New York, United States

The Life of Palmer

When Palmer Swinyer was born in 1839, in New York, United States, his father, Mitchel Swinyer, was 28 and his mother, Mercy Soper, was 24. He lived in Black Brook, Black Brook, Clinton, New York, United States in 1850. He died in 1926, at the age of 87.

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World Events (7)


Age 7

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

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norfolk): unexplained.2 In some instances probably an Americanized form of German and Jewish Schwinger , or German Zwinger, a nickname from Middle High German zwinger ‘oppressor’.

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

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  • Palmer Sweenger in household of Mitchel Sweenger, "United States Census, 1850"

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