James Pengilly

1876–1953 (Age 77)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of James

When James Pengilly was born in 1876, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Richard Pengelly, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Jewell, was 39. He married Nettie Edna Gullickson in 1902, in Park River, Walsh, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Walsh, North Dakota, United States in 1915 and Park River, Walsh, North Dakota, United States for about 15 years. He died in 1953, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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James Pengilly
Nettie Edna Gullickson
Marriage: 1902
Cella Eunice Pengilly
Fordyce Owen Pengilly

Spouse and Children

Park River, Walsh, North Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Pengelly





    Annie Pengelly


    Mary Dorothy Pengelly



    Levi Pengilly


    Reuben Pengelly


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from any of the places (in thirteen parishes) named with Cornish pen ‘head’, ‘top’, ‘end’ + kelly (lenited form gelly) ‘copse’, ‘grove’.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Pengilly in household of Richard Pengilly, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James Pengelley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Pengilly, "North Dakota Census, 1915"

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