Kevin Palmer

6 June 1958–17 June 2010 (Age 52)
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Kevin

Kevin Palmer was born on 6 June 1958, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States as the son of Hobart W. Palmer Jr. and Carolyn Moulton. He died on 17 June 2010, in Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur Township, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52.

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Hobart W. Palmer Jr.
Carolyn Moulton
Kevin Palmer

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.
1960 · First Historic Site In Illinois

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln's home is designated the first national historic site in Springfield.

Age 15

The Sears Tower, located in Chicago, is the tallest building on the North American continent. It was the worlds tallest building from 1973 until 1996. It covers two city blocks and rises one-quarter mile above the ground. The Sears Tower is still the tallest building to the top of the roof (1,450 feet) and has the highest occupied floor (1,431 feet).

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 (2)

  • Kevin L. Palmer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kevin Palmer, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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