Lucy Penola Upchurch

FemaleMarch 1870–28 June 1889

Brief Life History of Lucy Penola

When Lucy Penola Upchurch was born in March 1870, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Gordon Upchurch, was 20 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Critcher, was 35. She lived in Estillville, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Powell District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 28 June 1889, in Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

John Gordon Upchurch
Rebecca Jane Critcher
William Patton Upchurch
Lucy Penola Upchurch
Walter Mantamo Upchurch
Emma Jane Upchurch

Sources (3)

  • Lucy Upchurch in household of John Upchurch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy T. Upchurch, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Lucy P Upchurch in household of John G Upchurch, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 6

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called as ‘the high church’ or possibly the higher of two churches, from Middle English up ‘up, high, higher’ + chirche ‘church’ (Old English upp + cirice). There is a village of this name in Kent, near Chatham, but the geographical distribution of the surname suggests its origin is in Huntingdonshire or Cambridgeshire.

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

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