Sometime before the 1900 census, his family, including a brother and two sisters, moved to Pilot Grove, Monitea, Missouri. He completed through the eight grade of his education.
Once he reached adulthood, he became a member of the clergy of the Baptist Church. As such, he and his family moved significantly during his career. He was tall and slender with brown eyes and hair. Sometime between 1930 and 1940, he left the ministry to become a farmer.
He was married to Lulu Mary Harbaugh on December 20, 1908, in Elm, Putnam County, Missouri. As of 1910, the couple, along with Lulu's older sister, were living in Liberty Ward 1, in Clay County, Missouri. They moved to Washington, Jackson, Missouri, for him to work for the Baptist Church in Washington, Missouri, sometime before June 1917, where he registered for the draft, claiming a wife and three sons. By the 1920 census, they were living in Blue, Jackson, Missouri, and by 1925 they had moved to McPherson, Kansas. Between the birth of their daughter, called Roma E. and Johny E. in the census records, in 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, and the 1930 census, the family had moved yet again, this time to Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota.
He, his wife, and his daughter moved back to Missouri before 1935, at which time they were living in rural Howell, Missouri, from where they moved to a farm in Cass, Texas, Missouri.
He died on April 21, 1973, at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.
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John Truman Pennington 1910 – 1998
Charles W Pennington 1913 – 2006
Earl E Pennington 1916 – 1997
↑ U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application, Volume 292, Membership #58240
↑ 2.02.1 U.S. WWI Draft Card Registrations, Jackson County, Registration Card #73, 24-4-17A, Stamped 1708, June 5th, 1917.
↑ 1900 U.S. Census, Pilot Grove, Moniteau, Missouri, Roll 876, Page 5A, Enumeration District 0086.
↑ 4.04.14.2 1940 U.S. Census, Cass, Texas, Missouri, Roll T627_2161, Page 1B, Enumeration District #108-7.
↑ 5.05.1 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Ward 1, Clay, Missouri, Roll T624_775, Page 2B, Enumeration District 0025.
↑ 6.06.1 1920 U.S. Census, Blue, Jackson, Missouri, Roll T625_923, Page 1A, Enumeration District 286, Image 145.
↑ 7.07.1 1925 Kansas State Census, Roll KS1925_91, Family #114, Line #18,
↑ 8.08.1 1930 U.S. Census, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, Roll 1080, Page 2B, Enumeration District 0024