LeRoy Arthur Palmer

3 August 1911–19 November 2003 (Age 92)
St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life Summary of LeRoy Arthur

When LeRoy Arthur Palmer was born on 3 August 1911, in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States, his father, Arthur Palmer, was 20 and his mother, Evaline Augusta Gibbons, was 22. He married Lucille Thomas on 12 June 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 2, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 19 November 2003, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

LeRoy Arthur Palmer
Lucille Thomas
Marriage: 12 June 1939
Arthur Arvin Palmer
Connie Palmer
Steven Lee Palmer
Fred Thomas Palmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1939Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1912 · McCreary County Created
    Age 1
    Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
    1931 · The Parthenon is Built
    Age 20
    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
    1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky
    Age 25
    The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

    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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    Mormon Settlers Honored

    Arizona Republic (Phoenix Arizona) - 12 Jun 1961 By Vada F. Carlson WINSLOW - Early Mormon Settlers of Tuba City were honored Saturday and yesterday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da …

    Sources (45)

    • Unknown, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Leroy Palmer in household of Arthur Palmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • 1939. LeRoy Arthur Palmer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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