Muriel Palmer

9 December 1922–14 February 2015 (Age 92)
Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Muriel

Muriel Palmer was born on 9 December 1922, in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. She married Alexander Buker in 1936. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 14 February 2015, in Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Buker
Muriel Palmer
Marriage: 1936
Gerald Wayne Buker
Barbara Buker
Connie Buker
Donna Buker
Jim Buker
Kenny Buker
Marilyn Buker
Nola Buker
Peter Buker
Sandra Buker

Spouse and Children



    Gerald Wayne Buker


    Barbara Buker


    Connie Buker


    Donna Buker


    Jim Buker


+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 12

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 21

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 33

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Muriel Palmer Lackey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
  • Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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