Lillie Jane Palmer

30 April 1896–4 November 1968 (Age 72)
Eden, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Lillie Jane

When Lillie Jane Palmer was born on 30 April 1896, in Eden, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States, her father, Isaac James Palmer, was 22 and her mother, Eliza Jane Curtis, was 19. She married Abraham Lincoln Hawkins on 9 July 1913. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 2, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 4 November 1968, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Lincoln Hawkins
Lillie Jane Palmer
Marriage: 9 July 1913
Pearl Hawkins
Boyd L Hawkins
Dial Palmer Hawkins
Elvey James Hawkins
Emert Wesley Hawkins
Roxie Hawkins
Vant Hawkins
Verl Hawkins
Ferrill Freeman Hawkins
Fern Hawkins
Elizabeth Hawkins
Madge Hawkins
Don Darcy Hawkins

Spouse and Children

9 July 1913


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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Story Highlight

Hawkins, Abraham Lincoln and Lillie Jane Palmer from Mt. Graham Profiles 1977

Abraham Lincoln Hawkins was born October 11, 1890, in Curtis (Eden), Graham County, Arizona, to William Wesley Hawkins and Elizabeth Page Bowman. "Abe" grew up in Curtis and received what education h …

Sources (3)

  • Lillie Jane Palmer Hawkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lillie Palmer Hawkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Lillie Palmer Hawkins, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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