James Kirby Pennington

11 September 1878–13 January 1960 (Age 81)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Kirby

James Kirby Pennington was born on 11 September 1878, in Arkansas, United States. He married Zola Jewel Raines on 2 April 1950, in Kern, California, United States. He died on 13 January 1960, in Delano, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

James Kirby Pennington
1878–1960
Zola Jewel Raines
1895–1991
Marriage: 2 April 1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1950
Kern, California, United States

World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 5

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ ( Penny ) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtūn ‘settlement (tūn) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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

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