Ivo Forrest Palmer

Brief Life History of Ivo Forrest

When Ivo Forrest Palmer was born on 28 September 1869, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Richard Palmer, was 25 and his mother, Sarah A Hoskins, was 21. He married Laura Angeline Davidson on 4 January 1897, in Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in San Pedro, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1937 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 23 January 1944, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ivo Forrest Palmer
1869–1944
Laura Angeline Davidson
1871–1947
Marriage: 4 January 1897
Wendell Dewey Palmer
1898–1968
Florence Palmer
1901–1956

Sources (21)

  • Ivo Palmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ivo Palmer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Ivo T Palmer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1953"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1872 · The Modoc War

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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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