George Elmer Pennington

22 February 1928–1 December 1998 (Age 70)
Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of George Elmer

When George Elmer Pennington was born on 22 February 1928, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Cothern Barton Pennington, was 32 and his mother, Verda Bell Jamerson, was 27. He lived in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 5 East Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 1998, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hestand, Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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George Elmer Pennington
1928–1998
Bernice Baxter
1916–1971

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 8

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (3)

  • Elmer Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer C Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Pennington, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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