Gertrude D. Palmer

22 March 1888–22 January 1974 (Age 85)
Bedford Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gertrude D.

When Gertrude D. Palmer was born on 22 March 1888, in Bedford Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States, her father, Dexter George Palmer, was 27 and her mother, Mary Isabell Minnie Stratton, was 23. She married Harper William Capman on 4 December 1912, in Lambertville, Monroe, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1935. She died on 22 January 1974, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Harper William Capman
Gertrude D. Palmer
Marriage: 4 December 1912
Anita Pauline Capman
Ralph Morton Capman
Rhea Virginia Capman

Spouse and Children

4 December 1912
Lambertville, Monroe, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Dexter George Palmer


    Mary Isabell Minnie Stratton





    Maude Blanch Palmer



    Clarence Dexter Palmer


    Clara I. Palmer


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 15

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Gertrude A Palmer in household of Dexter S Palmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertie Palmer in household of Dexter Palmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude Capman in household of Harper Capman, "United States Census, 1940"

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