Owen Austin Palmer

25 October 1921–10 February 2004 (Age 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Owen Austin

When Owen Austin Palmer was born on 25 October 1921, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Owen Lynn Palmer, was 31 and his mother, Mary Alice Richards, was 19. He married Mildred Lucille Atkisson on 17 May 1945, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930. He died on 10 February 2004, in Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen Austin Palmer
1921–2004
Mildred Lucille Atkisson
1919–1993
Marriage: 17 May 1945
Keith Austin Palmer
1951–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 May 1945
San Francisco, California, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Owen Auston Palmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Owen Austin Palmer in household of Owen Lynn Palmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Austin Palmer in household of Owen Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"

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