Durward Neville Pennington

11 November 1920–20 December 2007 (Age 87)
Stratford, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Durward Neville

When Durward Neville Pennington was born on 11 November 1920, in Stratford, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Alva Pennington, was 27 and his mother, Virgie Inez Ledford, was 20. He married Clariece Stinnett. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in McClain, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Midland Township, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 20 December 2007, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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Durward Neville Pennington
Clariece Stinnett
Harrell Eugene Pennington

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World Events (8)

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 1

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 23

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ ( Penny ) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtūn ‘settlement (tūn) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Neville Pennington in household of William A Pennington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Neville Pennington in household of W A Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nevelle Pennington, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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