When Lena Bell Crown was born on 3 September 1897, in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States, her father, Alva Emanuel Crown, was 29 and her mother, Laura Bell Fordyce, was 22. She married Merle J Pennington on 11 August 1915, in Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 30 September 1972, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Craon in Mayenne, France.
English: nickname from Middle English coroune, croun(e) ‘crown, garland, chaplet’, also ‘crown of the head’ (Old French corone), perhaps with reference to the wearing of a garland at celebrations, or to physical appearance (a tonsured or bald head, perhaps), or to a state of the mind. One late 13th-century Nottinghamshire family called Croune is more fully named as Madythecroune ‘mad in the head’.
English: occasionally a habitational name for someone who lived or worked at an inn called The Crown, from Middle English coroune, croun(e) ‘crown’.