Virginia Maude Palmer

1 September 1883–21 September 1953 (Age 70)
Return Church, Habersham, Georgia, United States

The Life of Virginia Maude

When Virginia Maude Palmer was born on 1 September 1883, her father, Jeptha Benjamin Palmer, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Emeline Freeman, was 39. She married George Lee Elrod on 15 March 1903, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Habersham, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 1391, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 21 September 1953, at the age of 70, and was buried in Return Church, Habersham, Georgia, United States.

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George Lee Elrod
Virginia Maude Palmer
Marriage: 15 March 1903
Ola E Elrod
Lester J Elrod
Wiley F. Elrod
Leila M Elrod
Eula Lee Elrod
Fletcher Dennis Elrod
Fannie M. Elrod
Rilla Elrod
Waymon Chester Elrod
Dewey Hawlet Elrod

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15 March 1903
White, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 10

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Senie Elrod in household of George L Elrod, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia M Elrod in household of Lee A Elrod, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Elrod in household of G Lee Elrod, "United States Census, 1940"

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