George Palmer Putnam

7 February 1814–20 December 1872 (Age 58)
Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of George Palmer

When George Palmer Putnam was born on 7 February 1814, in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Henry Putnam, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Hunt Palmer, was 22. He married Victorine Haven in May 1841, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Westchester, New York, United States in 1860 and Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 20 December 1872, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States.

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George Palmer Putnam
Victorine Haven
Marriage: May 1841
Dr Mary Corinna Putnam M D
George Haven Putnam
Ida J Putnam
Edith Grace Putnam
John Bishop Putnam
Emma Putnam
Amy Victorine Putnam
Irving Putnam
Bayard Taylor Putman
Ruth Putnam
Kingman Nott Putnam
Dr. George Herbert Putnam
Sidney Mason Putnam

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  • Marriage
    May 1841New York City, New York County, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 6
    Maine is the 23rd state.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 16
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (32)

    • George Putnam, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George Palmer in entry for John Bishop Putnam and Emma Frances Faulkner, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • George in entry for Bayard T. Putnam, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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