John Palmer

12 March 1819–7 January 1886 (Age 66)
North Collingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Palmer was born on 12 March 1819, in North Collingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Palmer Otherwise Worthington, was 37 and his mother, Rebecca Pattinson, was 28. He married Sarah Wragg on 3 August 1840, in North Collingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852. He died on 7 January 1886, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Palmer
Susannah Adaline Southworth
Marriage: 9 October 1851
Sarah Adaline Palmer
John Edrick Palmer
Mary Caroline Palmer
Susanna Content Palmer
Chester Hugh Palmer
Franklin Richard Palmer
Joseph Morris Palmer
Lavina Rosealine Palmer
James Herbert Palmer
Fredrick Henry Palmer
Nephi Palmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1851Oregon, Holt, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 14
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Thomas Palmer (1844-1926) Utah Pioneer

    Thomas Palmer Born 23 Feb. 1844 at Milne, Breaston, Derbyshire, England to John Palmer and Sarah Wragg Palmer Married 1869 to Mary Helen/Ellen Norton at Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Died 14 Mar. 1926 …

    Sources (46)

    • John Palmer in entry for Sarah A Worsham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jno Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Palmer, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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