Essie Mae Penland

18 June 1910–11 February 1987 (Age 76)
Cleveland, Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Essie Mae

When Essie Mae Penland was born on 18 June 1910, in Cleveland, Russell, Virginia, United States, her father, George Stanton Penland, was 42 and her mother, Hester Ann Ballard, was 41. She married Jesse Alonza Crouch in 1930. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 11 February 1987, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Crigger Cemetery, Munford, Tipton, Tennessee, United States.

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Jesse Alonza Crouch
Essie Mae Penland
Marriage: 1930
Nadyne C Crouch

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    Nadyne C Crouch


Parents and Siblings



    Judge Penland



    Frank Penland


    Mattie J Penland



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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 7

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. Possibly an altered form of Pentland or a habitational name from Penlan Hall, Essex or Penlan Farm in Hereford and Worcester. There are also numerous places in Wales named Penlan, notably in Dyfed, and the name may have been adopted on arrival in the U.S. by immigrants from any of these places.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Essie M Penland in household of George S Penland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Essa Penland in household of George S Penland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Essie May Penland in entry for Jesse A. Crouch, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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