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Louis Henry PALMER
24 September 1854 - 18 September 1915


      Louis Henry, 3rd child and second son of Emmanuel & Susannah PALMER, was born 24 September 1854 in either Hilgay
      or Methwold, Norfolk.
      On the 1881 census, he is born in Methwold, Norfolk and on the 1891,  he says he's born in Methwold, Suffolk! 

      BUT, to date, I cannot find any trace of his birth registration  in the G.R.O. Indexes.  
      His birthdate is correct as it is in both his grandmother, Mary TEED's bible and in his wife, Catherine WATSON's 
      bible.
      He was baptised at All Saints' Church, Hilgay on 22 October, 1854 along with his elder brother, Emmanuel.

Louis Henry ..... Kate Watson
Louis Henry PALMER and Catherine WATSON
Louis and Catherine WATSON were married on 11th March 1883 at St Augustine's Church, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. This was the first in a long line of PALMER entries in the St. Augustine registers, now held at the Fenland Museum in Wisbech. Their children were:
Louis O'Connor born 12 October 1884 died 24 January 1885
Henry O'Connor born 4 November 1885
Ernest William** born 13 May 1887
Eveline born 8 May 1889
Louis Henry born 11 January 1892
Katherine Susannah [Kit] born 22 February 1895
Louis Henry is also an engineer on the 1881 Census. In Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire for 1883, Louis is listed as "Engineer & Millwright", of 18 Bedford St, Wisbech. On the 1891 U.K. Census, we find him and Catherine and their young family living at 16, Chase Street, [nr the docks on the River Nene] in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire:
PALMER Louis H. Head Age 35 bn Methwold, Suffolk Occ. - Engineer, Steam Engine
PALMER Catherine Wife Age 30 bn Scotland
PALMER Henry O' Son Age 5 bn Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
PALMER Ernest W.** Son Age 3 bn Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
PALMER Evelyn Dau Age 1 bn Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
**Ernest William is my Grandfather. I never knew him as he died just after my 2nd birthday.
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Read about a boiler that Louis & his sons built for the Smedley's Jam factory in Wisbech!
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Louis Henry died of pneumonia on 18 September, 1915. He was buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Wisbech on 22 September 1915. Catherine died 19 November 1940; she was buried with Louis on 22 November 1940. I am still trying to trace an obituary for Louis in the Wisbech papers; but it is provong very elusive!
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Louis Henry's Siblings: ..... Louis Henry & Catherine's children:
Marear DeSilva Henry O'Connor
Emmannuel Ernest William**
Lapauldro Eveline
Ryfealyer Louis Henry
Francisco Katherine Susannah
Don Thursalht
Angelo Stephen
Younather
Delphfenina Honor
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This page created 9 January 2002 & amended/updated 15:05 03/11/2013