Margaret F. Palmer

Brief Life History of Margaret F.

When Margaret F. Palmer was born on 10 September 1826, in Strawtown, White River Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, her father, Amos Palmer, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Finch, was 24. She married Henry Ferguson Murphey on 7 October 1849, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Colo, Story, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 22 December 1904, in Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Nevada Township, Story, Iowa, United States.

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Henry Ferguson Murphey
Margaret F. Palmer
Marriage: 7 October 1849
Evaline Murphey
Charles Murphey
Frances Estella Murphey
Alwilda Jane Murphey
Rosa H. Murphey
Margaret G. Murphey
Sophia M. Murphey
Thomas Murphy

Sources (24)

  • Margaret Murphy in household of H F Murphy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret F Palmer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Margarite Palmer, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Hamilton, Indiana, United States

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.

Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.

Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

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

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