Russell Reck Pennington

Male7 September 1920–9 January 1945

Brief Life History of Russell Reck

When Russell Reck Pennington was born on 7 September 1920, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Arthur Allen Pennington, was 41 and his mother, Mariam Agnes Bowles, was 36. He married Mary Louise Grisez on 11 November 1943, in Arkansas, United States. He lived in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 9 January 1945, in Lingayen, La Union, Philippines, at the age of 24, and was buried in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Russell Reck Pennington
Mary Louise Grisez
Marriage: 11 November 1943

Sources (6)

  • Russel Penning in household of Eligh L Tirrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Russell R Pennington - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Russell R Pennington
  • Russell R Pennington, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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  • Marriage
    11 November 1943Arkansas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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 (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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