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Don Piatt Pennywitt

PENNYWITT, Don Piatt, a well-known attorney-at-law in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Clinton County, Iowa, a son of Levi W. and Salome (Countryman) Pennywitt, the father having been born in Mansfield, Adams County, Ohio, and the mother in Highland County, the same State. The paternal and maternal grandfathers were John Pennywitt and David Countryman. Mr. Pennywitt attended the public school in Macomb, to which place his parents had moved when he was a year old. In 1883 he learned the potter's trade, at which he worked in Macomb tor seven years. He is the youngest of three brothers and has one younger sister. In 1897 he entered the law school of Yale University, returning in the summer of 1899 to Macomb, where he began the practice of law, which he has since followed with success. Mr. Pennywitt advocates the policies of the Republican party. He served the public as Deputy County Clerk from 1891 to 1897, and represented the Third Ward, Macomb, in the City Council in 1902-03. In religious belief the subject of this sketch is a Universalist, and in his fraternal affiliation a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 976, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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