George Herbert Palmer

30 January 1871–
Millville, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of George Herbert

When George Herbert Palmer was born on 30 January 1871, in Millville, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, David Good Palmer, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Jane Elliott, was 38. He lived in Southampton, York, New Brunswick, Canada in 1871 and York, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901.

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David Good Palmer
Sarah Jane Elliott
Victoria Palmer
Elijah Palmer
Nase Palmer
Martha Maria Palmer
George Herbert Palmer
Mary Palmer
Amy Jane Palmer
David E Palmer

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World Events (5)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire
Age 9
On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge
Age 30
July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike
Age 66
August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

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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Sources (11)

  • George H Palmer, "Canada, New Brunswick County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • George Palmer in household of David G Palmer, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • George Palmer in household of Edward Hayes, "Canada Census, 1881"

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