Menzo Palmer

April 1839–
Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Menzo

When Menzo Palmer was born in April 1839, in Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Palmer, was 42 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Ames, was 42. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Sarah E Palmer. He lived in Albion, Oswego, New York, United States for about 15 years and United States in 1900. He died in New York, United States, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar, Albion, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Menzo Palmer
Sarah E Palmer
E Nichols
Hattie Palmer
Allie Crosby Palmer

Spouse and Children


    Sarah E Palmer




    E Nichols


    Hattie Palmer


    Allie Crosby Palmer


Parents and Siblings

    Nathan Palmer


    Mary "Polly" Ames




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World Events (8)


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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Manzo Palmer, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Menzo Palmer in household of Dayton Fritts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Menzo Palmer in household of Mary Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"

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