Daniel Elmer Palmer

14 May 1898–16 February 1972 (Age 73)
Benton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Daniel Elmer

When Daniel Elmer Palmer was born on 14 May 1898, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, his father, George Washington Palmer, was 30 and his mother, Ida May Greenwood, was 20. He married Ruthy Mabel Fletcher on 8 November 1923, in Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hico Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Afton, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 February 1972, in Junction City, Geary, Kansas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Junction City, Geary, Kansas, United States.

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Daniel Elmer Palmer
Ruthy Mabel Fletcher
Marriage: 8 November 1923
Daniel Lee Palmer Sr.

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    Ruthy Mabel Fletcher


8 November 1923
Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States


    Daniel Lee Palmer Sr.


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 6

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Elmer D Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • D Elmer Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Daniel E Palmer in household of George W Palmer, "United States Census, 1900"

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