Martha Jane Logan Penn (died 20 August 1919)
PIONEER SHERMAN WOMAN PASSES AWAY - BURIAL THIS P.M.
Death came to Mrs. M.J. Penn, mother of D.K. Penn of this city and
a former resident of Sherman at her home at Calera, Okla. at 4 o'clock
this morning. Mrs. Penn had been in ill health for a long time and
her death was not altogether unexpected. She was 82 years and nine
months of age.
The remains were brought overland to Sherman by Haynes & Scott,
and funeral services will take place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.K.
Penn, Lamar and Montgomery streets, at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Rev. J.F. Pierce of Travis Street Methodist Church will conduct the religious
services, and burial will be in West Hill cemetery. The pall bearers
will be L.J. Reynolds, C.B. Dorchester, George Hardwicke, R.A. Gibbs, W.H.
Tankford, H.L. Hall, and R.C. Piner.
The deceased was a native of Trimble county, Kentucky. As
Miss Mattie Logan she was married to Washington K. Penn of Bourbon county,
Kentucky, and moved with him to Sherman in 1873. Mr. Penn was among
the influential and wealthy citizens of Bourbon county. When he moved
to this city, he purchased a large place just north of the city, which
was disposed of after his death in 1890.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Penn moved to Calera about
eighteen years ago, where she has since made her home. She was known
as a woman of wide charities. Since her earliest girlhood she has
been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South.
All of her children, as well as two foster children, survive her.
They are D.K. Penn of Sherman, D.S. Penn of Calera and W.K. Penn of McKinney,
Mrs. Alphia Stringfield of El Paso, and Mrs. W.L. Scearce of Calera.
The foster children are Mrs. Joe Fawcett of Preston Bend and J.L. Brewer
of Illinois. All of the children with the exception of Mrs. Stringfield
were at the bedside when the end came.
In her hospitable home in Kentucky Mrs. Penn has entertained as
many as thirty-five visiting delegates attending the annual conference
of the Methodist church.
One brother, Ben C. Logan of Joptha, MO, also survives her