Chauncey Pennington

14 June 1890–
Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Chauncey

When Chauncey Pennington was born on 14 June 1890, in Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, his father, James Bryson Pennington, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Warthen, was 34.

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Family Time Line

James Bryson Pennington
1850–1893
Elizabeth Warthen
1855–1947
Roy or Leroy Pennington
1877–1883
Ellen Nell Pennington
1879–1908
Harry Pennington
1881–1900
James Bert Pennington
1884–1967
Laura Pennington
1886–1971
Margaret Pennington
1888–1901
Chauncey Pennington
1890–
Agnes Louise Pennington
1892–1944

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

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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