Roy Pennington

12 October 1877–27 December 1883 (Age 6)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy

When Roy Pennington was born on 12 October 1877, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Bryson Pennington, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Warthen, was 21. He lived in Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 27 December 1883, in Richland Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, at the age of 6.

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James Bryson Pennington
Elizabeth Warthen
Roy Pennington
Ellen Nell Pennington
Harry Pennington
James Bert Pennington
Laura Pennington
Margaret Pennington
Chauncey Pennington
Agnes Louise Pennington

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World Events (2)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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 (2)

  • Roy Pennington in household of James Pennington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Roy Pennington - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Roy Pennington

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