William Hobart Palmer

14 January 1908–21 September 1963 (Age 55)
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Hobart

When William Hobart Palmer was born on 14 January 1908, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, George Washington Palmer, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Drusilla Swan, was 31. He married Julie Ann on 24 July 1938, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 21 September 1963, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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William Hobart Palmer
Julie Ann
Marriage: 24 July 1938

Spouse and Children

24 July 1938
Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Charles Arthur Palmer


    Stella Mae Palmer



    Nettie B Palmer


    Jennie Lee Palmer


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

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

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)

  • William Palmer in household of George W Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Palmer in household of George W Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William H Palmer in household of George W Palmer, "United States Census, 1910"

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