Joseph W Penny

Brief Life History of Joseph W

When Joseph W Penny was born on 11 June 1874, in Franklin Township, Darke, Ohio, United States, his father, Liberty Summers Penny, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Ann Graham, was 31. He married Louzena May Yount on 19 April 1894, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Laura, Union Township, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Union MM, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 28 December 1949, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph W Penny
Louzena May Yount
Marriage: 19 April 1894
Sylvia Coral Sharp
Howard Joshua Penny
Merrill N. Penny
Ray Austin Penny

Sources (15)

  • Joseph Penny, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jos. W. Penny, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Joseph Penny, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""

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.

Name Meaning


from Middle English peni, peny ‘penny’ (Old English pening, penig), applied as a nickname, possibly for a person of some substance or for a tenant who paid a rent of one penny. This was the common ancient Germanic unit of value when money was still an unusual phenomenon. It was the only unit of coinage in England until the early 14th century, when the groat and the gold noble were introduced, and was a silver coin of considerable value. There is some evidence that the word was used in Old English times as a byname. This surname is also found in Ireland. Compare Halfpenny , Farthing , Grote , and Shilling .

alternatively, a variant of Penning or Penn .

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

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