Hattie F. Pennington

20 November 1920–10 December 1978 (Age 58)
Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Hattie F.

When Hattie F. Pennington was born on 20 November 1920, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, her father, Cothern Barton Pennington, was 25 and her mother, Verda Bell Jamerson, was 20. She married Reed Harlan Rouse on 8 September 1936, in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 December 1978, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Reed Harlan Rouse
Hattie F. Pennington
Marriage: 8 September 1936
Rita Joyce Rouse
Lucille Rouse
David H Rouse

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 3
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered
Age 6
In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky
Age 16
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.

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 (9)

  • Hattie Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Rouse in household of Reed Rouse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hattie Pennington, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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