Mary Penn

29 October 1821–
Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Penn was born on 29 October 1821, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Penn, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Edwards, was 37. She married Charles William Moeller on 2 May 1856, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles William Moeller
Mary Penn
Marriage: 2 May 1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1856Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 33
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from either of two places called Penn (in Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire), both of which are named with Brittonic penn ‘head’, often used in hill-names.English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name from Middle English pen(n) ‘enclosure, animal pen, fold’ (Old English penn), for someone who lived by or worked at a fold. Examples of this surname are formally difficult to distinguish from those in 1 above.English: from a pet form of the female personal name Pernel, see Parnell .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Mary Penn in household of Henry Maiben, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary Penn in household of Sarah Annesley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary Penn, "Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945"

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