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Pennington, Hannah Elizabeth

Pennington, Hannah Elizabeth

Female 1849 - 1902  (52 years)

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  • Name Pennington, Hannah Elizabeth 
    Nickname Lillie 
    Born 17 Nov 1849  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • 1880 US Census says she was born in 1850. 1900 US Census says she was born November 1849. Alexander Campbell's Bible says she was born November 17, 1848. Gravestone in Hollywood Forever Cemetery says 1849. Take your pick!
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 21 Jun 1860  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Ward 13 
    • House 423, Family 485. Head of family is Highland Pennington, age 83; real estate valued at $5000 and personal estate at $25000. With him are his wife Elizabeth M (70), Wm. R (37, accountant, personal estate valued at $3000), Mary J (38), Geo. B, (25, accountant, bn. Delaware); Wm. H. (13, bn. Delaware); Sillie (sic) Lillie (female, 10, bn Delaware); Ellen Morris, (32, bn Ireland, domestic); Jane Marn (20, bn Ireland, domestic).
    Lived In SAY Oct 1860  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • [this move was after the June, 1860 US Census showed the family in Philadelphia]

      Before the Civil War she emigrated with her parents and two older brothers, Thomas Clark Pennington and William Hyland Pennington to what was then the far west, and settled in a little town called Wilmington, Illinois. Here she spent the remainder of a happy, healthy childhood, went to school, studied music, joined in her brothers' games, was a beautiful whistler, and as she sometimes said was called a tomboy.
    Education 1867  Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Evanston Female Seminary 
    • She attended a girls' “seminary” at Evanston, which was afterwards incorporated into Northwestern University when the latter became coeducational.
    Census 1900  San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 31 Oct 1902  Patton, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: of pneumonia 

    • [From Alma Campbell's letter]
      Mother died at Patton on October 31, 1902, of pneumonia after an illness of one week.
    Buried 3 Nov 1902  Ontario, San Bernadino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Bellevue Cemetery 

    • [January 14, 2004 - John McCall phoned Bellevue Memorial Park, 1240 "G" Street, Ontario, California, 91762. (909) 986-1201. Hannah Elizabeth Pennington Campbell was buried there, and was removed Nov. 13, 1905 to the Hollywood Cemetery. Clerk has no Records for MB, Wm. Pennington or Mary Pennington.]
    Burial 13 Nov 1905  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Address:
    Hollywood Forever Cemetery 
    Campbell, Hannah Eliz.jpg
    Campbell, Hannah Eliz.jpg
    Name Hannah Elizabeth Pennington  [1, 2, 10
    Name Lillie 
    _AMTID 302051497414:1030:155362986 
    _UID FEB7AC495D1FF745B530A7EA06F1D0AC4B25 
    Person ID I62  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2018 

    Father Penington, William Robert,   b. 10 Oct 1822, Cecilton, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1908, Ontario, San Bernadino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Clark, Mary Jackson,   b. 14 Nov 1823, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1914, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1843  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Census 2 Sep 1850  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • He was a merchant
    Census 21 Jun 1860  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Ward 13 
    • House 423, Family 485. Head of family is Highland Pennington, age 83; real estate valued at $5000 and personal estate at $25000. With him are his wife Elizabeth M (70), Wm. R (37, accountant, personal estate valued at $3000), Mary J (38), Geo. B, (25, accountant, bn. Delaware); Wm. H. (13, bn. Delaware); Sillie (sic) Lillie (female, 10, bn Delaware); Ellen Morris, (32, bn Ireland, domestic); Jane Marn (20, bn Ireland, domestic).
    Census 20 Jul 1870  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • He is a druggist representative; real estate valued at $25000 and personal estate of $7000. Mary, born in Delaware, is keeping house.
    Census 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    368 Eastern Avenue 
    • In household of Merritt Bates Campbell.
    Census 14 Sep 1892  Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Address:
    Lordsburg 
    • He is described as 6 feet tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and gray hair. He is retired and was born in Maryland.
    Census 1900  San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Residence 1902  Ontario, San Bernadino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Campbell, Dr. Merritt Bates,   b. 29 Nov 1843, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1911, Heber, Imperial County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1869  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 22, 23, 24

    • [From Alma Campbell's letter]
      ...the restless pioneer spirit soon drove him westward, and his journey ended at Wilmington Illinois, a thriving country town. Here he met and married Hannah Elizabeth Pennington, a girl of nineteen, who was a helpmeet indeed, and whose alert mind and ready sympathies shared his ideals and aspirations and rejoiced in his achievements...

      ...On June 16, 1869, she married Merritt Bates Campbell. The day was ushered in by a heavy frost, following several weeks of warm weather, and stoves were brought out and set up for the occasion. The wedding trip of this young couple took them as far as Bloomington and Springfield where they were caught in a heavy rain and father went to purchase an umbrella. Although characterized all his later life by extremely good and accurate taste, he was in his youth slightly color blind, and returned not with the green umbrella, which was wanted, but a beautiful blue one. And for the three days of their honeymoon they plodded around under this brilliant canopy.

      Their first meal in their own home was spread on a little drop leaf table, one of the pieces that father purchased at "secondhand" when he furnished the one room in which he slept and doctored his patients for three years.


    Census 22 Jul 1870  Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • Living with his wife, Lillie; also boarders: Mary McCabe, 19, a domestic servant born in Ireland; Charles Barton, 14, "does chores" born in Illinois; James Relark (?), age 27, a saloon keeper, born in Ireland.
    Census 1880  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Address:
    368 Eastern Avenue 
    • Household includes John Campbell, age 26, a single cousin who is a physician. He was born in Ohio and both his parents were born in New England.
    Residence 1881  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Address:
    46 Eastern Avenue 
    Residence 14 Oct 1892  Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Address:
    Lordsburg 
    • Described as 5' 8", light complexion, blue eyes and dark hair; a physician, born in Vermont.
    Children 
    +1. Campbell, Dr. Robert Alexander,   b. 9 Jun 1870, Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1960, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Campbell, Alma Tracy,   b. 21 Sep 1872, Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1938, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Campbell, Charles Merritt,   b. SAY Oct 1874, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     4. Campbell, Mary Pennington,   b. 28 Oct 1876, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1958, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Campbell, Cora Belle,   b. 17 Nov 1878, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1966, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Campbell, Elizabeth Rice,   b. Jan 1881, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1962, Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1849 - Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Link to Google Earth
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    Ward 13 - 21 Jun 1860 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
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    Link to Google MapsLived In - SAY Oct 1860 - Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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    Evanston Female Seminary - 1867 - Evanston, Cook County, Illinois
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1869 - Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Jul 1870 - Wilmington, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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    368 Eastern Avenue - 1880 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois
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    46 Eastern Avenue - 1881 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois
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    Lordsburg - 14 Oct 1892 - Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - San Jose Township, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of pneumonia - 31 Oct 1902 - Patton, San Bernardino County, California Link to Google Earth
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    Bellevue Cemetery - 3 Nov 1902 - Ontario, San Bernadino County, California
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    Hollywood Forever Cemetery - 13 Nov 1905 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
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  • Photos
    Pennington, Hannah Elizabeth
    Hannah Elizabeth Pennington, 1849-1902; abt 1867?
    Photo by G. M. Greene, Photgrapher, Wilmington, ILL.
    Campbell, Hannah Elizabeth Pennington, 1849-1902
    Campbell, Hannah Elizabeth Pennington, 1849-1902
    about 1867

  • Notes 
    • Ontario Report, Ontario, CA - Nov. 8, 1902, pg.. 7 (Sat. edition)
      The Death Of Mrs. Campbell


      The death of Mrs. Hannah E. Campbell, wife of Dr. M. B. Campbell, medical superintendent of the State Hospital at Highland and mother of Dr. Robert A. Campbell died at the superintendent's cottage near the hospital at 6:30 Friday evening last week. The remains were interred at Bellevue cemetery, Ontario, Sunday afternoon, after services in the cemetery. A sad feature of the death of Mrs. Campbell was that during the long service of her husband as medical superintendent she had made her home at Claremont, because of an absence of a superintendent's home near the hospital. That home had just been provided by the State and Dr. and Mrs. Campbell rejoiced at the opportunity for enjoying home life together again. During her illness, Dr. R. A. Campbell spent a large portion of his time with his mother. A friend of Mrs. Campbell pays the following tribute to her memory: "The death of Hannah Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Dr. M. B. Campbell, the well known superintendent of the CA State Hospital for the Insane, comes as a great shock to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. While apparently in excellent health, Mrs. Campbell was suddenly prostrated by a violent attack of pneumonia which, in spite of all that medical skill could do, after eight days came to its fatal termination, Friday, October 31st. Coming to CA from Joliet, Ills. the family had lived for eleven years at Claremont, but had recently removed to Patton, where the State had built a comfortable cottage for the family of the Superintendent of the Asylum.

      Besides her husband, there are left of the immediate family the aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pennington, now living in Ontario and five children, Dr. Robert Campbell, (next two lines illegible) are with their father at Patton and Miss Cora, a teacher at Redlands. Mrs. Campbell was a woman of rare Christian character and the home was a center of delightful and ennobling influences reaching out into all the life of the college, the church and the community. Her children rose up and call her blessed and the whole community in which she lived will long cherish and revere her memory."

      Card Of Thanks

      We are deeply grateful to many friends in Ontario and elsewhere for kindly (word illegible) and expressions of sympathy attending the demise of Mrs. Hannah E. Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Campbell

      [The microfilm this article was taken from was a very bad copy and some of it was not readable as noted above.]




  • Sources 
    1. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, Year: 1880; Census Place: Joliet, Will, Illinois; Roll: 260; Family History Film: 1254260; Page: 143B; Enumeration District: 197; Image: 0296.

    2. [S1253] California Death Index, 1905 -1939.

    3. [S622] 1850 US Census - DE: New Castle, Wilmington, Page: 143A; Image: 553; M432_53.

    4. [S1114] 1860 US Census - PA: Philadelphia County, Ward 13, Philadelphia; pg. 878; Dwelling 423; family 425; Pennington household; 8 January 2015.

    5. [S131] Letter from Alma Tracy Campbell, 1935.

    6. [S116] 1900 US Census - CA: LA County, San Jose Township.

    7. [S73] Cemetery records (Reliability: 3).
      Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, California -- records say she was buried there then removed November 13, 1905 to the Hollywood Cemetery.

    8. [S141] Campbell, Hannah E., gravestone.

    9. [S1016] Campbell, Hannah Elizabeth (1849-1902) - FAG #85769089, 31 October 1902; 1849–1903; 85769089.

    10. [S116] 1900 US Census - CA: LA County, San Jose Township, Year: 1900; Census Place: San Jose, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 92; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240092.

    11. [S862] Pennington Ancestral Chart (Family Tree).

    12. [S621] Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 [Ancestry], 4 May 2011 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1322] Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899.

    14. [S621] Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 [Ancestry].

    15. [S621] Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 [Ancestry], 4 May 2011.

    16. [S622] 1850 US Census - DE: New Castle, Wilmington, Page: 142B; Image: 552.

    17. [S867] 1870 US Census - IL: Will County, Roll M593_292; pg. 535B; Image 537; Penington household; 12 September 2011.

    18. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, ; ; ; ; Penington household; 11 September 2011.

    19. [S1834] California Great Registers, 1866-1910 (FS), abstracted; 14 November 2018; elector #19972, pg. 336.

    20. [S116] 1900 US Census - CA: LA County, San Jose Township, pg. 151.

    21. [S1271] California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898, Ontario, Precinct One (npn).

    22. [S1207] Campbell, Alexander - Family Bible.

    23. [S143] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (Reliability: 3).

    24. [S1467] 1900 US Census - CA: San Bernardino, Highland; 0253; pg. 1A; MB Campbell; 11 October 2011.

    25. [S867] 1870 US Census - IL: Will County, City of Wilmington; p. 43; dwelling 357, family 366; MB Campbell; 5 October 2016.

    26. [S1459] 1880 US Census - IL: Will County, FHL Film 1254260; NA Film Number T9-0260; Pg. 143B .

    27. [S1230] U. S. City Directories 1821-1989 (Ancestry.com).

    28. [S1834] California Great Registers, 1866-1910 (FS), abstracted; 14 November 2018; elector #26024, pg. 439.