John Carmon Palmer

1904–1967 (Age 63)
Mount Olive, Roane, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Carmon

When John Carmon Palmer was born on 1 May 1904, in Mount Olive, Roane, Virginia, United States, his father, William Oscar Palmer, was 28 and his mother, Daisy V Santmyers, was 21. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Blanche Hamman. He lived in Davis Magisterial District, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 May 1967, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Saint Stephens Cemetery, Strasburg Junction, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Carmon Palmer
Mary Blanche Hamman
Marvin W. Palmer
Martha Ann Palmer
Shirley Dewayne Palmer
Norman Robert Palmer

Spouse & Children



  • Marvin W. Palmer


  • Martha Ann Palmer


  • Shirley Dewayne Palmer


  • Norman Robert Palmer


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 13

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 19

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John C Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Palmer in household of William P Palmer, "United States Census, 1910"

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