Lola Ola Penland

Brief Life History of Lola Ola

When Lola Ola Penland was born on 13 October 1881, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Leander Hamilton Penland, was 38 and her mother, Martha Jane Angel, was 36. She married Dock Thomas Pethel Sr. in 1902. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 December 1979, in Gainesville, Hall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dock Thomas Pethel Sr.
1881–1968
Lola Ola Penland
1881–1979
Marriage: 1902
Dock Thomas Pethel Jr.
1907–1988
Mildred Pethel
1910–
Evelyn Pethel
1911–1989
Lilith Imogene Pethel
1914–1981
Lee Roy Pethel
1921–1941

Sources (9)

  • Lola Ola Pethel, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lola Penland, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Lola P Pethel, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of Pentland or a habitational name from Penlan Hall, Essex or Penlan Farm in Hereford and Worcester. There are also numerous places in Wales named Penlan, notably in Dyfed, and the name may have been adopted on arrival in the US by immigrants from any of these places.

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

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