Minnie Ellen Palmer

1872–1950 (Age 78)
Delta, Saline, Illinois, United States

The Life of Minnie Ellen

When Minnie Ellen Palmer was born on 14 February 1872, in Delta, Saline, Illinois, United States, her father, Louis Palmer, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Francis Austin, was 28. She married Paul Benjamin Cline on 20 September 1891, in Alexander, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Anna, Union, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Granite City, Granite City Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 22 July 1950, in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Minnie Ellen Palmer
Paul Benjamin Cline
Marriage: 20 September 1891
Mamie Ellen Cline
Carrie Emiline Cline
Lucy Virginia Cline
William Otis Cline
Andrew Orvil Cline
Harvey Clio Cline
Eurba Lloyd Cline Sr.
Herbert Paul Cline
Clinton Amos Cline
Lois Gertrude Cline

Spouse & Children

20 September 1891
Alexander, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 3

In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 21

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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)

  • Minnie Cline in household of Paul Cline, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Cline in household of Paul Cline, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minne E Palmer in household of Lewis Palmer, "United States Census, 1880"

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