Mary Palmer

Femaleabout 1868–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Palmer was born about 1868, in Indiana, United States, her father, John H Palmer, was 32 and her mother, Frances Smith, was 29. She lived in Lowell, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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John H Palmer
1837–
Frances Smith
1840–
Mary Palmer
about 1868–
Florence Carolyn Palmer
1869–1943
Eva Pauline Palmer
1877–1953
Maude Palmer
1879–
Carl B Palmer
1887–

Sources (2)

  • Mary Palmer in household of John Palmer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Palmer - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1868; Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

about 1868

Age NaN

Historical Boundaries: 1868: Cherokee, Kansas, United States

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 9

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 38

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

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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