i have a 1935 quilt with the name Penniston on it. Trying to find owner

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I bought an unfinished quilt dated 1935 with many names of Penniston on it as well as other names.  i would like to finish it and get it back to it true family members.  Please let me know if you know anything about the quilt.  

Karen Yee
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Junior was my grandfather. His name was William Lee Penniston Jr.
My contact info is carebear721693@gmail.com

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That's my family! Maude was my grandfather's aunt. Dorothy and Frankie (Frances) were his sisters. His mother used to make quilts...I wonder if it's hers. Very interested. Please contact me.

Cari Gordon
answered by Cari Gordon G2G Crew (530 points)
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Karen, there are a number of Penniston profiles here on WikiTree. Could you give us some of the names that appear on the quilt? The more the better. And are you located where you got the quilt? Where is that? The location could be a big help in narrowing down the list of possibilities.
answered by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (120k points)

I bought the quilt top from an ebay auction.  no idea where it orginated from.  i can give you several names that are on it. "Dean Wilson'. maude penniston, Tillie gilles, Gertrude Adams (dated oct. 1935), Adabelle Penniston, Everett Jennings, Majorie Penniston, Ruth Lorenzen, lance wilson, Jean Wilson, Frances Penniston, Dorothy Penniston, Gertrude Penniston, Mrs Audrey (Garbled), Katie Lois Adams (age 13, Oct. 30, 1935), Retha Richardson, F Hunter, Mother Penniston, Larry Wilson, Jr. Penniston, Dorothy (garbled), Katie wilson, Ida Drury, Bertha Anderson, Jack Dalton, Lillian cox, Mary Frances (garbled), and Mrs. Bastator

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The 1930 U.S. Census for Fairview, Caldwell, Missouri, United States in the household of William Penniston (wife Alice), appear daughter Maude (single, age 30), and grandchildren Francis (11), Dorothy (6), and Junior (5), all four names appearing on the quilt.

Next door lived Claude and wife  Gertrude (23) & daughter Marjorie (2 yrs 8 mos). 2 more names on the quilt

In WikiTree, we find Dorothy Lee Bollinger formerly Penniston, born Aug 1923 (age 6 at time of 1930 census) in the household of William Penniston Sr and wife Ada Belle ( whose parents were William and Alice). along with siblings Francis and William Jr. Dorothy was born in Caldwell County, the same county in the census. The WikiTree Dorothy, Francis, and William Jr were the grandchildren of William Lee Penniston and Alice, the householders in the census above. I believe the WikiTree profiles are those enumerated in the 1930 Census. One more name on the quilt.

That's a total of 7 names on the quilt described in the census and wikitree. I believe these are at least names from the quilt, if not the original owners of the quilt.

The profile manager for Dorothy is her grand niece, and the granddaughter of William Jr.

answered by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
Thank you.  I looked a little deeper but was not able to find any living Pennistons.  Those that appeared to be living relatives had disconnected numbers.  Does anyone know any ways to go deeper and try to find living relatives.
✋✋✋ Me! I'm the granddaughter of William Lee Penniston Jr. He was called Junior by the family...

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