Ruth Josephine Palmer

1 May 1920–19 April 2006 (Age 85)
Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruth Josephine

When Ruth Josephine Palmer was born on 1 May 1920, in Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States, her father, James Lewis Palmer, was 36 and her mother, Mittie Abagail Turney, was 37. She married Oscar Carl Locklear on 4 January 1941, in Tyler, Texas, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 11A Clayton, Union, New Mexico, United States in 1940 and Boise, Idaho, United States in 2006. She died on 19 April 2006, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Idaho, Idaho, United States.

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Oscar Carl Locklear
Ruth Josephine Palmer
Marriage: 4 January 1941

Spouse and Children

4 January 1941
Tyler, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 3

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Ruth Palmer in household of J L Palmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Palmer in household of James L Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth J Locklear_ Locklear, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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