George Doufosee Penny

16 August 1870–14 May 1955 (Age 84)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life of George Doufosee

When George Doufosee Penny was born on 16 August 1870, in Ray, Missouri, United States, his father, James Henry Penny, was 29 and his mother, Susannah McBee Penny, was 26. He lived in Grape Grove Township, Ray, Missouri, United States for about 60 years. He died on 14 May 1955, in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Millville, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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James Henry Penny
Susannah McBee Penny
George Doufosee Penny
Clara J Penny
Frank Daniel Penny

Parents and Siblings


    Susannah McBee Penny





    Clara J Penny


    Frank Daniel Penny


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Penny, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Penny, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Penny, "United States Census, 1910"

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