My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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    Born: January 1872 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    Father: John Blaine  born: July 21, 1825  died: October 11, 1911
    Mother: Anna Malvina Barry  born: October 18, 1827  died: July 21, 1906

    Married: Thomas E. Penman  born:                              died:
    Date of Marriage: September 12, 1893 in Cowles, Webster County, Nebraska

    1) Lea
    born: October 4th, 1895 in Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska
    died:  October 12th, 1962 in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California
Jean "Jennie" Anna Blaine
Jennie Blaine moved with her family from Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois to Cowles, Webster County,
Nebraska around 1885. Cowles was a new town, just being platted in 1878 by A. B. Smith of the Burlington
Missouri River Railroad. After finishing school Jennie was employed as a schoolteacher in Webster County.

She met Thomas E. Penman in 1892 and they were married on September 12, 1893. They took up residence in
Red Cloud and on October 04, 1895 a daughter, Lea was born. They remained in Red Cloud until 1905, where
they moved to Denver, Colorado. Thomas was a jeweler by trade and he could make a better living in Denver
where there was more money. Lea attended high school in Denver.