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William Davis Penney

Born:Aug 8 1870 In:
Died:June 30 1961 (at age 90)In:
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Olivia Ann Penney (born Nickerson)
His wife
Lillian Daisy Nickerson (born Penney)
His daughter
Desmond Penney
His son
Doris Mae McMurtie (born Penney)
His daughter
John C. Penney
His son
Joseph C. Penney
His son
Prince William Penney
His father
Abigail Penney (born Atkinson)
His mother
Henry Allan Penney
His brother
Smith G. Penney
His brother
Aletha A. Nickerson (born Penney)
His sister
Eleazer Mitchell Penney
His brother
Job A. Penney
His brother
Florence Penney
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Biography

[Legacy to gencircles.ged]

a v is. He was a well known fish merchant. Is in credited w it h having invented a special kind of skiff, about 15 fee t lo ng, designed for tuna fishing. He was the first presi den t of the Liverpool Deep Sea Guides Association. He als o wa s one of the organizers of of an annual tuna fishing d erby , that attracted participants such as the Astors and t he Li ndberghs. Wiiliam didn't retire from fishing until h e wa s 84 years old.
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