When William S Palmer was born on 1 January 1842, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, his father, John B. Palmer, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth M Stanley, was 18. He lived in Mill Creek Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States in 1860.
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State
According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
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.