William Hood Penman

15 November 1903–9 November 1978 (Age 74)
Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William Hood

When William Hood Penman was born on 15 November 1903, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Archibald Gemmill Penman, was 27 and his mother, Agnes Hood, was 23. He married Ida Viola Kerwin on 9 March 1927, in Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Red Deer, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. He died on 9 November 1978, in Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, United States.

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William Hood Penman
Ida Viola Kerwin
Marriage: 9 March 1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1927Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building
    Age 2
    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 20
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish:1. occupational name for a scribe. 2. habitational name from a lost place in the Border region, derived from the British elements penn ‘hill’, ‘head’ + maen ‘stone’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (10)

    • William H Penman in household of Agnes Penman, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
    • Wm. Hood Punman, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
    • William Hood Penman, "Texas Deaths, 1977-1986"

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