William S Palmer

1842–
Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William S

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.

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Family Time Line

John B. Palmer
1815–1876
Elizabeth M Stanley
1823–1866
William S Palmer
1842–
John Anderson Palmer
1844–1935
Thomas Edwin Palmer
1844–
Eliza Palmer
1853–1941
Brice M Palmer
1857–1944
Missouri Palmer
1862–
Burton Palmer
1868–

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(7)

  • Male1842–Male

  • John Anderson Palmer

    Male1844–1935Male

  • Thomas Edwin Palmer

    Male1844–Male

  • Eliza Palmer

    Female1853–1941Female

  • Male1857–1944Male

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 8

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • William S Palmer in household of Jno Palmer, "United States Census, 1860"

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