Alba A. Penley

Brief Life History of Alba A.

When Alba A. Penley was born on 27 December 1877, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Rev Robert Penley, was 36 and her mother, Minerva Jane Williams, was 36. She married Andrew Jackson Ervin on 15 April 1898, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Taylor District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1950. She died on 2 July 1955, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Scott, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Ervin
Alba A. Penley
Marriage: 15 April 1898
Alice Roach Ervin
Sarah E Ervin
Hulda B. Ervin
James Wrightly Ervin
Lorne Lee Ervin
Dicey Clarice Ervin
Gladys ( twin) Laura Ervin
Blanch Ervin
Olene Bernice Ervin
Charles Edgar Ervin

Sources (29)

  • Alba A Ervin, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alba A. Penley, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Alba Ervin, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): habitational name from Penleigh in Dilton, Wiltshire. The placename probably derives from Old English penn ‘fold, enclosure’, or perhaps Celtic penn ‘head’, + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. It is perhaps also a variant of Pendley . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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