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
Blanche Borden Penny
Marriage: 9 November 1929
Mary Juanita Cain
Otis Wolfe Cain
Barbara Agnes Cain
Alma Jean Cain
Wanda Francis Cain

Spouse and Children

9 November 1929



    Otis Wolfe Cain


    Barbara Agnes Cain


    Alma Jean Cain


    Wanda Francis Cain


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Elizabeth Borden




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.

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.

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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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