James LaRoy Penfold

Brief Life History of James LaRoy

When James LaRoy Penfold was born on 14 February 1893, in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, John Thacker Penfold, was 22 and his mother, Emma Price, was 21. He lived in Haden, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 19 June 1903, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 10, and was buried in Victor Cemetery, Teton, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thacker Penfold
1870–1942
Emma Price
1871–1945
James LaRoy Penfold
1893–1903
Parley Penfold
1895–1961
William Frederick Penfold
1897–1978
Mabel Penfold
1899–1979

Sources (7)

  • Roy Penfold in household of John L. Penfold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J LaRoy Penfold, "BillionGraves Index"
  • J Laroy Penfold, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

World Events (7)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1897 · The Utah State Historical Society

The Utah State Historical Society was, founded in 1897 and now part of the Government of Utah's Division of State History. It encourages the research, study, and publication of Utah history. It also publishes a history journal named the Utah Historical Quarterly. The Utah State Historical Society has grown to several thousand members and has published over 300 issues of the Utah Historical Quarterly.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex, Surrey and Kent): from Middle English pin-fold, pen-fold, pun(d)-fold ‘animal pound’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a pound for stray animals or, most likely, a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of such a pound. Compare Pinder .

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

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