Blanche Borden Penny

27 October 1911–21 May 1987 (Age 75)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Blanche Borden

When Blanche Borden Penny was born on 27 October 1911, in Alabama, United States, her father, Lon Thomas Penny, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Borden, was 26. She married Otis Zellan Cain on 9 November 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Piedmont, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 4 Spring Garden, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 21 May 1987, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Otis Zellan Cain
1908–1991
Blanche Borden Penny
1911–1987
Marriage: 9 November 1929
Mary Juanita Cain
1930–2015
Otis Wolfe Cain
1934–2012
Barbara Agnes Cain
1936–1940
Alma Jean Cain
1938–2012
Wanda Francis Cain
1952–1983

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1929
children

(5)

    Female1930–2015Female

    Otis Wolfe Cain

    Male1934–2012Male

    Barbara Agnes Cain

    Female1936–1940Female

    Alma Jean Cain

    Female1938–2012Female

    Wanda Francis Cain

    Female1952–1983Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1882–1967Male

    Mary Elizabeth Borden

    Female1885–1932Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 1

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1931

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English (also present in Ireland): from Middle English peni, peny ‘penny’, 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 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blance Cain in household of Odis D Cain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blanch B Penny in household of Lou T Penny, Head, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanch Penny in entry for Alvin J Roach and Mary Juanita Cain, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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