Richard Palmer

Male20 March 1828–16 September 1916

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Palmer was born on 20 March 1828, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, his father, Edward Palmer, was 30 and his mother, Margaret James, was 28. He married Ann Darling Wiley on 11 February 1857, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 16 September 1916, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Richard Palmer
Johanna Reese
Marriage: 10 October 1863
Richard Henry Palmer
Edward James Palmer
Margaret Elizabeth Palmer
Jethro Rees Palmer
Julius Reese Palmer
William Rees Palmer
Katherine Palmer
Lewis Reese Palmer

Sources (48)

  • Richard Palmer, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Richard Palmer in household of Edward Palmer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Richard Palmer in entry for Edward J Palmer and Cynthia D Roberts, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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  • Marriage
    10 October 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Age 2

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States

    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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    This story was dictated by Martha, herself, to Charles Wilkinson, her son-in-law. I am the daughter of Henry Thomas Reese and Elizabeth Powell Reese. I was born in the town of Pontypool, in South W …

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