JOHN RAYMOND PENNINGTON

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 19: Students

JOHN RAYMOND PENNINGTON

TAGS:  John Raymond Pennington ; students ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; U.S. Army ; WWII ; dogwood trees ; Ray Cox ; H.R.S. Benjamin ; Edith Cold ; Cawood, KY ; Purple Heart ; Bronze Star ; May Day

John Raymond Pennington, also known as “Bud,” was a student at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the 1940s.  Like many students at the School he left to join the war effort.  He was wounded seriously in the war and later died on July 10, 1944. He was memorialized just shortly after his death with the planting of a dogwood tree on the grounds of Pine Mountain Settlement near the location of the Burkham School House. His wife, his young son, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Pennington and Mrs. Elwood Hensley and two daughters, and Margaret Penington were present for the memorial.

In 2013 the family of John Raymond Pennington sent material related to John Raymond Pennington’s memorial service to the archive at the Settlement School.  The images of those materials are located in the following GALLERY.


GALLERY
JOHN RAYMOND PENNINGTON