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Chronology of Important Events for Maranda H. Griswold Palmer

Compiled by Jeffrey C. Holtz, 2001.


1841...born Ohio per the 1850 census listing her as the daughter of John and Julia (Ackley) Griswold, d. 9 years old.

1850, 5 Sept...Resident of Georgetown Township, Floyd County, IN per the census in the household of John and Julia (Ackley) Griswold.

1861, 20 September...Future husband Oliver H. Palmer enlists in Union Civil War as a Private in Bennington, Switzerland, IN. Promoted to Full Corporal. Served Indiana H Co. 6th Infantry Regiment. Mustered out at Chattanooga, TN on 22 September 1864. Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Published by Holloway on 1865-66.

1880...Listed as sister in Switzerland County, IN census in the household of Leonard and Mary Elizabeth(Blodgett) Griswold. She is 39 years old.

1880, 24 October...Married Oliver H. Palmer in Switzerland County, IN.

1883...Oliver H. Palmer...Greenwood County, KS List of Pensioners on the Roll.

1891, 6 March...son Lawrence dies at the age of 14 years.

1898, 27 August...Oliver H. Palmer dies in Elk County, KS. Maranda recognized as "He leaves his wife...to mourn him."

1898, 2 September...Oliver H. Palmer...The Severyite(newspaper)... "DIED...Of typho-malaria fever, at his home in Elk County Saturday night @ 12 o'clock. O.H. Palmer, age 57 years 10 months and 3 days.
Mr. Palmer was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, in 1841. At the age of 19 he enlisted in the army and served his country for three years, being wounded at the battle of Chickamaugua.
In the year 1865 he was united in marriage to Fannie C. Mix. Six years later he emigrated west, settling on the place where he lived until his death.
In 1879 his wife died leaving him with six small children. In 1880 he married Maranda Griswold of Indiana.
His last illness lasted seven weeks and four days, during which time he suffered all that man can suffer, and notwithstanding that all was done that loving care and skillful physicians could devise he was called away from this world of sorrow and trouble.
He leaves a wife, mother, five children and a host of friends to mourn him.
He was a kind husband, loving father, good neighbor and a true friend."


1905, 24 October...AFFIDAVIT

State of Kansas
County of Elk, ss.
"I, C.A. Jewett, of Elk County, Kansas being solely sworn depose and say that I was well and personally acquainted with Oliver H. Palmer and know that his wife's name was Maranda H. Palmer, being the same person as the Maranda Palmer who survived him at his death August 27th, 1898.
That Harry Palmer is one and the same person as Pharcilus H. Palmer;
That Ross Palmer is one and the same person as Nathaniel R. Palmer;
That Ollie Palmer is one and the same person as Oliver J. Palmer;
That Wm. Palmer is one and the same person as William E. Palmer and
That Dema Palmer is one and the same person as Lodema C. Nix, nee Palmer;
and further deponent saith not."

C.A. Jewett

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of October 1905.
In testimony of the foregoing I have hereunto at my hand and affixed my official seal on the day and year last above written.
J.L. Logsdon
County Clerk of Elk County, Kansas

Filed for record Dec. 24, 1942 - 10:40 am
(Seal) C.L. Angell - Reg. Deeds.


1916, 16 October...AFFIDAVIT

State of Kansas
Greenwood County, ss.

"J. R. Jones of lawful age, being duly sworn deposes and says he was well acquainted with Oliver H. Palmer who owned at the time of his death the Northwest Quarter of section 34, township 28, range 11 East in Elk County, Kansas.
That said Oliver H. Palmer died interstate on August 27, 1898 leaving surviving him as his sole and only heirs at law, Maranda H. Palmer his widow, and the following children: William E. Palmer, Oliver J. Palmer, Parcilus H. Palmer, Lodema C. Nix and Nathaniel R. Palmer, and that the above children were all the children ever born to him except one Lawrence Palmer who died at the age of 14 years, unmarried and without issue, and that he never had any children by adoption.
Affiant further says that the estate of said Oliver H. Palmer was duly administrated upon in the Probate Court of Elk County, Kansas, and duly closed, and further affiant saith not."

J.R. Jones
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16, day of October 1916.
My commission expires Mch. 18, 1920. (Seal)
Charles E. Moore
Notary Public

Filed for record Dec. 24, 1942 - 10:40 am
(Seal) C.L. Angell-Reg. Deeds.

1931...Elk County, Kansas. Maranda’s probable death date and place based on Sarah Jane's account of sibling's longevity and residence.