Catherine Virginia Palmer

1916–1995 (Age 79)
Fishers Hill, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Catherine Virginia

When Catherine Virginia Palmer was born on 10 April 1916, in Fishers Hill, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, William Oscar Palmer, was 40 and her mother, Daisy V Santmyers, was 33. She married Cecil Raymond Baker in 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Davis Magisterial District, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 October 1995, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fishers Hill, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States.

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Catherine Virginia Palmer
Cecil Raymond Baker
Marriage: 1935
Kimberly D Baker
Betty Jon- Oliver Baker

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  • Kimberly D Baker


  • Betty Jon- Oliver Baker


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Catharine Palmer in household of William A Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catheren V Palmer in household of William O Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"

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