William Matison Pennington

26 June 1879–16 October 1940 (Age 61)
Ordinary, Elliott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Matison

When William Matison Pennington was born on 26 June 1879, in Ordinary, Elliott, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Holman Pennington, was 40 and his mother, Mary Atilla Davis, was 32. He married Cynthia Ann Rowe on 24 December 1903. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1 Sandy Hook, Elliott, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Evergreen, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died on 16 October 1940, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States.

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William Matison Pennington
Cynthia Ann Rowe
Marriage: 24 December 1903
David Oliver Pennington
Virginia Lee Pennington
Mary Alice Pennington
Jessie Merle Pennington

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24 December 1903


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1882: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States; 1916: Power, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 17

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

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)

  • William Pennington in household of Elias P Swim, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William M Pennington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William M Pennington in household of James Pennington, "United States Census, 1880"

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