Hattie Florence Pennington

Female20 November 1920–10 December 1978

Brief Life History of Hattie Florence

When Hattie Florence 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 3 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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Family Time Line

Reed Harlan Rouse
Hattie Florence Pennington
Marriage: 8 September 1936
Rita Joyce Rouse
Freida Ann Rouse
David H Rouse
Lucille Rouse

Sources (13)

  • Hattie Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Pennington, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Hattie F. Pennington Rouse, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1936Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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 (mainly Lancashire and Cumbria):

    habitational name from Pennington in Furness (Lancashire), which derives from Old English pening ‘penny’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, or from Pennington in Leigh (Lancashire), which probably derives from the Old English personal name Pinna + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + Old English tūn.

    habitational name from Pennington (Hampshire), or from Penton Grafton or Penton Mewsey (both Hampshire); see Penton . All have the same etymology as Pennington in Furness; see 1 above.

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

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