Russell R Pennington

7 September 1920–9 January 1945 (Age 24)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Russell R

When Russell R Pennington was born on 7 September 1920, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Arthur Allen Pennington, was 41 and his mother, Mariann Agnes Bowles, was 36. He died on 9 January 1945, at the age of 24, and was buried in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Arthur Allen Pennington
Mariann Agnes Bowles
William Joel Pennington
Edna Mae Pennington
Arthur Floyd Pennington
Gladys Marguerite Pennington
Emanuel L Pennington
Cecil Wesley Pennington
Russell R Pennington

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World Events (8)

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 1

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
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.

Age 9

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (3)

  • Russell R Pennington in household of Mamie Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell R Pennington, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Russell R Pennington - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Russell R Pennington

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