Hyrum Smith Palmer

9 February 1849–4 December 1893 (Age 44)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum Smith

When Hyrum Smith Palmer was born on 9 February 1849, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Abraham Palmer, was 41 and his mother, Patience Delila Pierce, was 39. He married Maria Persson "Mary" Carlson on 6 July 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as laborer in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States. He died on 4 December 1893, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Smith Palmer
Maria Persson "Mary" Carlson
Marriage: 6 July 1874
Mary Elizabeth Palmer
Hyrum Smith Palmer
Carl Abraham Palmer
Anna Eliza Palmer
Ellen Delila Palmer
Patience Adelia Naoma Palmer
Albert Leo Palmer
Orin Clin Palmer
Austin Orville Palmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 12
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    History of Abraham Palmer-Blessed Pioneer

    A Biography This biography of Abraham Palmer and his family was compiled from a long list of sources. Extracts and quotes were taken from journals and other records, including censuses, obituaries, …

    Sources (20)

    • Hirum Smith Palmer in entry for Austin Orville Palmer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Hirum S Parmer, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Hiram Palmer in entry for Austin Orville Palmer and Alta Frances Brennan, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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