Rachel Penrod

about 1863–
Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Penrod was born about 1863, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, her father, John Grammer Penrod, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Zimmerman, was 28. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870.

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John Grammer Penrod
Rachel Zimmerman
Willis Penrod
Rachel Penrod
John Penrod
Jacob Penrod
Mary C Penrod
Allen P. Penrod
Elizabeth Penrod
Samuel Young Penrod

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly English, but the name is rare in England. It may equally well be an altered form of an unidentified German or Dutch habitational name.

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

Sources (1)

  • Rachel Penrod in household of John G Penrod, "United States Census, 1870"

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