Charles Millett Penley

Male1853–7 March 1883

Brief Life History of Charles Millett

When Charles Millett Penley was born in 1853, in Maine, United States, his father, Seward Penley, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Stockman, was 36. He married Mary E Leoland on 29 January 1876, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. He died on 7 March 1883, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 30.

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Charles Millett Penley
Mary E Leoland
Marriage: 29 January 1876

Sources (5)

  • Charles M Penly in household of Seward Penly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles M. Penley, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Chas. M. Penley, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    29 January 1876Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 10

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 10

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 17

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): habitational name from Penleigh in Dilton, Wiltshire. The placename probably derives from Old English penn ‘fold, enclosure’, or perhaps Celtic penn ‘head’, + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. It is perhaps also a variant of Pendley . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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