George Rucker Penn
- Born: 28 Oct 1875, Patrick Co., Virginia
- Marriage: Florence Evelyn Toomey in 1899
- Died: 31 Oct 1953, Danville City, Virginia at age 78
- Buried: 1 Nov 1953, Green Hill Cemetery, 700 Block Lee St., Danville, VA.
Cause of his death was Acute Uremia / Secondary uremia.
The 1900 Federal Census for Danville City, Virginia, District 103, page 83A records George R. (Oct 1875) and wife Florence T. (Nov 1877) Purin [Penn] living with his parents Etta (Dec 1843) [Greenville] and Kate R. (Dec 1847 - VA) Purin [Penn] and siblings Rucker (Nov 1866), Willie G. (May 1874), Helmer E. [Holmes] (1880), and Eslie N. [Ellis] (1885) living at 138 Holbrook Ave.
The 1910 Federal Census for Danville City, Virginia, District 20 records George R. (35) and Florence (32) Penn with children Richard T. (9) and Florence E. (2) Penn living at 161 Holbrook. Also in the household are "in-laws" W. R. [William Robert] (62 - Ky) and Florence E. (53 - Ky) Toomey who have been married 34 years with one child still living. This is the 2nd marriage for W. R. and 1st for Florence.
The 1920 Federal Census for Danville City, Virginia, District 40 records George R. (43) and Florence T. (40) Penn with children Richard T. (19) and Florence E. (12) Penn living at 221 West Main Street. Also in the household is mother-in-law Florence G. (61 - Ky) Toomey. Next door at 215 West Main is J. Pemberton Penn (44) with his wife, Nellie (42), and children Mary A. (18), J. Pemberton, Jr. (15), and Kitty F. (11). Both George and Pemberton are listed as Tobacconist/Leaf Dealer. Pemberton can be found in the 1880 census for Danville as the son of J. G. (34 - Tobacco Merchant) and Sallie (28) Penn. Also in that household is mother-in-law Mary Pemberton (50). Pemberton is George R. Penn's 1st cousin, son of James G. and Sallie Pemberton Penn
The 1930 Federal Census for Danville City, Virginia, District 9 records George R. (53) and Florence T. (52) Pruce [Penn] with daughter Florence E. (22) Penn living at 221 West Main Street. Also in the household is mother-in-law Florence G. Toomey (75 - Ky). George has real estate valued at $30,000.
The 1940 Federal Census for Danville, Virginia, District 106-24A, page 368B, dated April 18, 1940 records George R. (64 - VA) and Florence T. (63 - KY) Penn living living at 221 West Main Street. George has completed 2 years of college and is employed as a Vice President at a Tobacco Company earning $5,000 working 52 weeks during the last year. Florence has completed 3 years of college. They own their home valued at $16,000. Also in the home is George's mother-in-law, Florence E. Toomey (85 - KY).
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: George R Penn (married)
Residence: 221 West Main STreet, Danville, VA
Age at Death: 78
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1875 in Patrick Co., VA
Death Date: 31 Oct 1953
Death Place: Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia
Burial: Nov 1, 1953 at Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, VA
Registration Date: 9 Nov 1953
Father: Greenville Penn
Mother: Kate Rucker
Spouse: Florence Toomey Penn
Informant: Richard T. Penn [son] of Danville, VA
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Tobacconist (1900) / Tobacco Manufacturer (1910) / Tobacconist, Leaf Dealer (1920) / Leaf Dealer (1930).
George married Florence Evelyn Toomey, daughter of William Robert (W. R.) Toomey and Florence G. Elder, in 1899. (Florence Evelyn Toomey was born circa 1878 in Kentucky, died on 1 May 1962 in Danville City, Virginia and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, 700 Block Lee St., Danville, VA..)