William Penn Troth

1884–1963 (Age 78)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Penn

When William Penn Troth was born on 15 December 1884, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Clement Remington Troth, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Struthers James, was 29. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 January 1963, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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William Penn Troth
Gertrude I Troth

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Clement Remington Troth


  • Margaret Struthers James




  • Herbert Walter Troth


  • Henry Morris Troth


  • Male1884–1963Male

  • Helen S. Troth


  • Margaret S Troth


World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 21

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): nickname from Middle English trowthe, trouthe ‘good faith’, ‘loyalty’. By my troth was a common phrase emphasizing the veracity of an assertion, and the nickname may have been bestowed on someone who used it habitually or to excess.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Troth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William P Troth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William P Troth, "United States Census, 1930"

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