William Albert Penrod

1882 - 1967


William Albert Penrod

1882 - 1967
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William Albert Penrod was the maternal grandfather of Richard Penrod Glazier, who later became my husband. William A.'s daughter Myrle, married Richard Sterling Glazier in the Salt Lake Temple. There was no one in the family who could go with them. Myrle was nervous, having no one to accompany her.
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William Albert Penrod


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Leroy, Loa and Lamar - children of William and Zella Penrod Need photo of back of Zella and Williams stone, which has the B/D dates.


June 1, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Grandpa Penrod

Contributor: NanaShell Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

William Albert Penrod was the maternal grandfather of Richard Penrod Glazier, who later became my husband. William A.'s daughter Myrle, married Richard Sterling Glazier in the Salt Lake Temple. There was no one in the family who could go with them. Myrle was nervous, having no one to accompany her. Richard was probably nervous, too, but we have no proof of that. They married properly and began their married life living in a rented room in Heber City, Utah. Richard had a job at the Park Utah Mine in Park City. Soon the couple moved into a little home that was very near the mine. It was owned by the Park Utah Mine and used to house their employees. The family lived in that little home where love abounded and good food was always served to anyone who showed up. Myrle was an excellent cook William A. Penrod and his wife, Zella, lived in a home west of Canyon Road and north of 12th North in Provo, Utah. The home had a room called the parlor, which was used only for more formal gatherings. There was a large room which was used every day and was where the family gathered most often. It had big windows and good light. In this room was placed the television set. Will and Zell had purchased a large cabinet which included radio, record player, and a small black and white television set, It was one of the early televisions sets and it brought much pleasure to Will and Zell during their declining years. Grandma Penrod liked to watch wrestling matches, and became an at-home referee. Often Grandma Penrod would shake her finger at one of the wrestlers and say with an authorative voice, "Oh yes you did!" My husband, R. Penrod Glazier and I, and our growing family lived in a home located at 4150 North Canyon Road in Provo. We visited with Grandpa and Grandma Penrod fairly often. One of those visits was on an evening when the moon was out, and Penrod thought it would be fun to walk down to their home. The distance was probably about three miles or more, but it seemed to be an interesting possibility. Off we went. The memory of that walk is one of my treasures. Penrod, Julie and I walked in the moonlight for the three or more miles . The moon was out and the weather was pleasant. Penrod was a creative, loving companion, whose generosity and kindness enriched the lives of many people whom we met in the 49 + years that we lived together. Grandpa Penrod lived several years after Zella died. He often drove his Buick up to his daughter, Myrle's home. There he would sit and visit while Myrle worked in her kitchen, baking good things to eat. As he sat, near the wall, he would lean his head back to rest his neck. The oil which he had applied to his hair to keep it in order would show up on the wallpaper. I suppose that Myrle would clean it off as best she could. Then, she had a better idea. She attached a piece of rather heavy clear plastic to the wall where Grandpa Penrod's head would touch when he leaned back. I'm pretty sure that the plastic was easier to clean than the wallpaper. William A. Penrod was a wonderful man who had a cute sense of humor and a loving personality. He was very lonely after his wife, Zella passed away. Therefore we tried to visit as often as we could.

Life timeline of William Albert Penrod

William Albert Penrod was born in 1882
William Albert Penrod was 9 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William Albert Penrod was 21 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
William Albert Penrod was 35 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
William Albert Penrod was 47 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
William Albert Penrod was 57 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
William Albert Penrod was 63 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
William Albert Penrod was 73 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
William Albert Penrod died in 1967 at the age of 85
Grave record for William Albert Penrod (1882 - 1967), BillionGraves Record 7318 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States