Mary Elizabeth Palmer

Female23 October 1881–4 August 1968

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Palmer was born on 23 October 1881, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, her father, Joseph Palmer, was 32 and her mother, Maria Gardner, was 28. She married Peder Johannes Pedersen Illum on 2 May 1906, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 4 August 1968, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peder Johannes Pedersen Illum
Mary Elizabeth Palmer
Marriage: 2 May 1906
Marie Illum
John Lamar Illum

Sources (33)

  • Elizabeth Palmer Illum in household of John Peter Illum, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Miss Lizzie Palmer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Elizabeth Palmer Illum, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1906Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 9

    Idaho is the 43rd state.


    Age 23

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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

    Notes by John Illum (son of “Peter H.” and Betty Birgitte Cathrine)

    “Enroute from Denmark to America, I celebrated my seventh birthday aboard the vessel on which we were sailing. I remember my father (Peter H. Illum) came to the bed in which I was sleeping and told …

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