Mary D. Palmer

21 July 1849–1 March 1954 (Age 104)
Devon, England

The Life of Mary D.

When Mary D. Palmer was born on 21 July 1849, in Devon, England, her father, Charles Palmer, was 30 and her mother, Mary Chubb, was 33. She married Frederick Harton Crawford in 1869, in Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Milford, Milford Township, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 1 March 1954, in Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 104, and was buried in Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Harton Crawford
Mary D. Palmer
Marriage: 1869
Harry C. Crawford
Jennie Crawford

Spouse and Children

    Frederick Harton Crawford



Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States


    Harry C. Crawford



Parents and Siblings

    Charles Palmer


    Mary Chubb





    Gracie Chubb Palmer


    Eliza Chubb Palmer



    James C Palmer


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 30

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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)

  • Mary Crawford in household of Fred Crawford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Crawford in household of Frederick H Crawford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Crawford in household of Fred Crawford, "United States Census, 1880"

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