Arnold Palmer

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND. July 13 2010: Palmer (C), Tom Watson (L) and Padraig Harrington receive honorary awards from St Andrews University,

Birth Name: Arnold Daniel Palmer

Date of Birth: September 10, 1929

Place of Birth: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: September 25, 2016

Place of Death: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, as well as Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Swiss-German

Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer. He is regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. In 1998, he won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arnold was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris Jean (Morrison) and Milfred Jerome Palmer. He was married to Winnie Walzer, until her death, and then to Kathleen Gawthrop, until his death. He had two daughter with Winnie.

Arnold’s patrilineal line can be traced to Hans Florian Balmer/Palmer, who was born, c. 1598, in Linkenheim, Karlsruhl, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Arnold’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Jerome Palmer (the son of Michael S. Palmer and Mary Alice Kuntz). Alexander was born in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. Michael was the son of Michael S. Palmer and Christina Hays/Hayes.

Arnold’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Shawnfelter/Shanefelter (the daughter of John Shawnfelter/Shanefelter and Emily Emma Baughman). Agnes was born in Turtle Creek, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. John was the son of Peter Aloysius Shanefelter and Elizabeth Little. Emily was the daughter of David Harrison Baughman and Mary E. Delaney, whose father was Irish, from Dublin.

Arnold’s maternal grandfather was Charles David Morrison (the son of David Morrison and Levina Myers). Charles was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Arnold’s great-grandfather David was the son of Isaac Morrison and Christina Hartman.

Arnold’s maternal grandmother was Inez Claire Kessler (the daughter of John Marshall Kessler and Catherine Riley). Inez was born in Maryland. John was the son of Jacob Kessler and Nancy Ross.

Sources: Genealogies of Arnold Palmer –

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