Samuel Houston Carmer

about 1839–
Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of Samuel Houston

Samuel Houston Carmer was born about 1839, in Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, United States. He married Mary Root Fenn on 9 March 1870, in Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Houston Carmer
Mary Root Fenn
Marriage: 9 March 1870

Spouse and Children

9 March 1870
Summit, Ohio, United States

World Events (3)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 21

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. The name is recorded in different parts of Germany, the Netherlands, and England in the 18th century, and was in the Hudson Valley from the 1740s on. In part at least, it may be a variant of Dutch Kermer ‘Carmelite’ ( see Carmel ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • S. H. Carmer, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"

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