Chronology of Important Events for Maranda H.
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.
of Georgetown Township, Floyd County, IN per the census in the household of John and Julia
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.
Oliver H. Palmer in Switzerland County, IN.
1883...Oliver H. Palmer...Greenwood
County, KS List of Pensioners on the Roll.
Lawrence dies at the age of 14 years.
H. Palmer dies in Elk County, KS. Maranda recognized as "He leaves his wife...to mourn him."
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.
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.
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
1879 his wife died leaving him with six small children. In 1880 he
married Maranda Griswold of Indiana.
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.
leaves a wife, mother, five children and a host of friends to mourn
was a kind husband, loving father, good neighbor and a true friend."
of Elk, ss.
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,
Harry Palmer is one and the same person as Pharcilus H. Palmer;
Ross Palmer is one and the same person as Nathaniel R. Palmer;
Ollie Palmer is one and the same person as Oliver J. Palmer;
Wm. Palmer is one and the same person as William E. Palmer and
Dema Palmer is one and the same person as Lodema C. Nix, nee Palmer;
further deponent saith not."
and sworn to before me this 24th day of October 1905.
testimony of the foregoing I have hereunto at my hand and affixed my
official seal on the day and year last above written.
Clerk of Elk County, Kansas
for record Dec. 24, 1942 - 10:40 am
C.L. Angell - Reg. Deeds.
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,
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.
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."
and sworn to before me this 16, day of October 1916.
commission expires Mch. 18, 1920. (Seal)
for record Dec. 24, 1942 - 10:40 am
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