Bertha Mae Pennington

Brief Life History of Bertha Mae

When Bertha Mae Pennington was born on 11 August 1887, in Johnsonville, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Leroy R. Pennington, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Greathouse, was 34. She married Benjamin Harry Trulock on 9 February 1905. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dora Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Flat Branch Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 August 1965, at the age of 77.

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Benjamin Harry Trulock
Bertha Mae Pennington
Marriage: 9 February 1905
Leroy Trulock
Phyllis Eugenia Trulock
Ivan Clee Trulock
Doris Opal Trulock
Donald O Trulock
Leah Marguerite Trulock
Marjorie Eleanor Trulock

Sources (15)

  • Bertha M Trulock in household of Harry B Trulock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha M Pennington, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Bertha M Pennington Trulock, "Find A Grave Index"

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1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

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Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Cumbria):

habitational name from Pennington in Furness (Lancashire), which derives from Old English pening ‘penny’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, or from Pennington in Leigh (Lancashire), which probably derives from the Old English personal name Pinna + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + Old English tūn.

habitational name from Pennington (Hampshire), or from Penton Grafton or Penton Mewsey (both Hampshire); see Penton . All have the same etymology as Pennington in Furness; see 1 above.

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

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