Cothern Barton Pennington

9 August 1895–8 September 1980 (Age 85)
Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Cothern Barton

When Cothern Barton Pennington was born on 9 August 1895, in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Silvester Burell Pennington, was 26 and his mother, Dicy B Sprowl, was 21. He married Verda Bell Jamerson on 22 July 1917, in Clay, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 5 East Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 8 September 1980, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bailey Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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Cothern Barton Pennington
Verda Bell Jamerson
Marriage: 22 July 1917
Nettie Blanche Pennington
Hattie F. Pennington
Ed W. Pennington
George Elmer Pennington
Madge Chloe Pennington
Benton D Pennington

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot
Age 5
On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 23
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ ( Penny ) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtūn ‘settlement (tūn) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cawthorn Pennington in entry for Reed Rouse and Hattie Pennington, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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