Robert Sweet Palmer

Male23 August 1913–22 January 1999

Brief Life History of Robert Sweet

When Robert Sweet Palmer was born on 23 August 1913, in Cherry Valley, Harrison, Ohio, United States, his father, Roy Elton Palmer, was 28 and his mother, Mabel Olive Sweet, was 31. He married Wilda H. Elliott on 20 February 1936, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. He lived in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 January 1999, in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States.

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Robert Sweet Palmer
Wilda H. Elliott
Marriage: 20 February 1936

Sources (8)

  • Robert Palmer in household of Roy E Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert S Palmer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Robert S Palmer, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1936Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 4

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 24

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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