David Wesley Penn Obituary
From The Winston Herald, June 14, 1929
Submitted by Robin Sterling
Death of Former Winston Officer. Mr. D.W. Penn died at his home five miles south of Mt. Vernon at 6:15 o’clock Saturday, June 1, 1929, after a long illness and was buried at Old Saltillo Sunday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Bro. A.E. Bradbury, pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
David Wesley Penn was born at Addison, Ala., May 4, 1861, where he grew to manhood and was prominent in the affairs of his county, serving four years as sheriff of his county. He married Miss Mary E. Hughes, fifty years ago last August and eight children were born in them, seven of whom together with the devoted companion are left to mourn his loss, as follows: Bud, Arthur, Frank, Curtis, Mrs. B.J. Horton, Mrs. A.E. Bennett, Mrs. George Looney; one deceased daughter was Mrs. W.A. Banister. He also left three sisters and one brother. The family came to Texas in 1897 and located near Greenwood, Hopkins county, where they lived 16 years, then moved to Upshur county and lived six years, returning to Franklin county and locating in the Union community where he spent the remainder of his life.
Deceased was a member of the Baptist church for many years and a member of the Masonic fraternity. At the time of his death he was the chairman of the Republican party of Franklin county.—Mt. Vernon (Texas) Times