Alfred Brock Palmer

24 October 1871–6 June 1951 (Age 79)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Alfred Brock

When Alfred Brock Palmer was born on 24 October 1871, in Missouri, United States, his father, Serring Palmer, was 35 and his mother, Lyda Elizabeth Bassett, was 30. He married Rebecca Martha Kirkham on 3 July 1894, in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Imperial, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 6, Imperial, California, United States in 1940. He died on 6 June 1951, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Brock Palmer
1871–1951
Rebecca Martha Kirkham
1859–1952
Marriage: 3 July 1894
Bessie Palmer
1897–
Esther Palmer
1899–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 July 1894
Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1836–1913Male

    Lyda Elizabeth Bassett

    Female1841–1927Female

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 33

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

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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Sources (3)

  • Alfred B Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alford B Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alfred B Palmer in household of Donald H Sherman, "United States Census, 1940"

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