Eleanor Elizabeth McGrath1

#946, b. 29 November 1858, d. 27 May 1894
Mother*Mary Hickey
     Eleanor Elizabeth McGrath was born on 29 November 1858 Worcester County, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Mary Hickey. Eleanor Elizabeth McGrath and Gus Peters may have married before 1880 To date, no evidence they were married. Eleanor Elizabeth McGrath married Horatio Nixon Palmer, son of John Henry Palmer and Catherine Nowlin Graves, 7 November 1883 San Bernardino, California,

Marriage: San Bernardino, California; 07 Nov 1883; Horatio Palmer; age: 33, native of Missouri, resident of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, bachelor and Elanor Mcgrath; age: 23, native of Los Angeles, resident of Los Angeles, divorced. Page: 124.3 Eleanor Elizabeth McGrath died 27 May 1894, in Prescott, Arizona at age 35 years, 5 months and 28 days and was buried Citizen's Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona. Her estate was probated on 1 August 1894, Prescott, Pinal County, Arizona Territory Petition to Probate will of Eleanor E Palmer, deceased.
The original executor declining to qualify, H N Palmer, late husband of Eleanor E Palmer was duly appointed to administer the estate.4
     She left a will filed on 25 July 1892

A copy of the will was attached to the probate, with this date.

Also, according to the Prescott Journal Miner paper, dated June 15, 1894:
“The will of the late Mrs. Eleanor Palmer was filed for record in the Probate Judge’s office yesterday. She bequeathed her entire possessions, excepting some stock in the Virginia Gold Mining Company, to her sister, Johanna Lucy McGrath, better known as Lucy Cook. The mining stock was left to her husband.”

In the name of God, Amen. I, Eleanor Elizabeth Palmer, wife of H. N. Palmer, of Prescott, in the County of Yavapai and the Territory of Arizona, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and over the age of twenty-one years, and knowing the uncertainty of life and not acting under fraud, menace or undue influence of anyone whomsoever do hereby make, publish and declare these presents as and for my last will and testament in items and manner following:

Item 1. I desire that my funeral expenses and all just debts be first paid.
Item 2. I will, bequeath and divise my sewing machine, seal skin cloak and all my wearing apparel to my sister Johanna Lucy McGrath, known here in Prescott, Arizona, as Josie Cook, now of Fremont, El Paso County Colorado.4

Child of Eleanor and Gus

Child of Eleanor and Horatio

Berger, Jonathan #3263, b ca 1700 Switzerland or Germany, d PA
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691, Virginia
Nowlan, John # 867, b bef 1580, Ireland, d Ireland
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia
Wade, Edward # 838, in Virginia bef 1746
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782, Buckingham County, Virginia
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724, Kinnard, Scotland d ca 1752, Orange County, Virginia
Claye, John #1523, b ca 1588, England, d bef 1660, Virginia
Eyres, Joseph # 7329, b 17th century, Virginia or England
Ferris, Richard # 2074, b say 1620 or so, immi 1636, d Virginia
Fuquett, Gills # 3276, d Virginia
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700. d Virginia
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637, London
Humphreys, William # 7331, d Virginia
Lewis, John # 2831, b ca 1620, d Virginia
Marston?, Thomas # 2756, No further information
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653, England d 1728, Virginia
Samson, Francis # 3266 in Virginia bef 1700
Wilson, John # 417, b say 1620s, England or Henrico County, Virginia
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586, England, d 18 Apr 1644, Burmuda Hundred, Virginia
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782
Berger, Jonathan #3263
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724 d ca 1752
Claye, John #1523 b ca 1588
Eyres, Joseph # 7329
Ferris, Richard # 2074
Fuquett, Gills # 3276
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637
Humphreys, William # 7331
Lewis, John # 2831
Marston?, Thomas # 2756
Nowlan, John # 867
Palmer, (--?--) # 1755 b ca 1708 d ca 1793
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653 d 1728
Samson, Francis # 3266
Wade, Edward # 838
Wilson, John # 417
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586 d 18 Apr 1644
Last Edited=27 Aug 2023


  1. [S457] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, online https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL8R-N31, Horatio Palmer and Elanor McGrath, 1883. Hereinafter cited as Cal Marriages 1850-1952.
  2. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, U.S., Birth Records, 1840-1915 for Ellena McGrath.
  3. [S457] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, online https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL8R-N31, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL8H-XZV : 28 November 2014), Horatio Palmer and Elanor Mcgrath, 07 Nov 1883; citing San Bernardino, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,290,189.. Hereinafter cited as Cal Marriages 1850-1952.
  4. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Arizona, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1803-1995 for Eleanor E Palmer; Yavapai; Case No.372-387, 1871-1920.