Milfred Jerome "Deacon" Palmer

Male22 March 1904–6 February 1976

Brief Life History of Milfred Jerome "Deacon"

When Milfred Jerome "Deacon" Palmer was born on 22 March 1904, in Youngstown, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Alexander Jerome Palmer, was 22 and his mother, Agnes Shanefelter, was 19. He married Doris Lavina Morrison. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years and Youngstown, North Union Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1998. He died on 6 February 1976, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Latrobe, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Milfred Jerome "Deacon" Palmer
Doris Lavina Morrison
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Lois Jean (Cheech) Palmer
Milfred Jerome “Jerry” Palmer Jr
Sandra Palmer

Sources (9)

  • Wilfred Palmer in household of Alexander J Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Milfred J. Palmer, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Milfred Jerome Palmer, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

    Age 10

    Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 19

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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