J.E. Pennington, airship inventor, and his two wives. 1902
Com-tnrttaa on aa by win- of ta Maca-baaa of at la apa- aub- tha Mr. Brat to save baraelf a whipping. PENNINGTON, The Inventor of Airships, Aad Promoter ef International Fame, Said To Have Remarried His First Wife. baaa of raa Rumor haa It that J. B. Pennington, tha airship" man. and hla former wife have remarried. The data and tba city In which tha Biarrlara la allrged to have taken place and other details ara lacking, but the intel ligence cornea from an authoritative source. Pennington and his former wife are well known locally, and rt waa but a few montha go that Mrs. Pennington gave up her resl- danoa In Arlington Height. Tha history of Pennington la also well known to Cincinnati people, aa ba ia re garded aa a local product Ha originally from Moore's Hill. Ind., but hla shrewdness and Inventive genlua and hi ability to float big concerns soon made him national character. Ona of hla creations waa an airship that swallowed several thouaand dollara However, his perauaalve loquenoe mada tha dollars literally walk out of the pockrta of Investors, and ha and hla wife lived In magnificent style with tbelr four children, klra Pennington even tually secured a divorce and took up her raaldanca In a modest little cottage In Arlington Heights, a auburb of thla city. She lived thara quietly until a few montha ago, when she and har children took their de parture from that community. Pennington again aprang to tha front when he bobbed up in London, England, with a tremendous echeine on foot. Ha claimed to have Invented aa automobile battery, wblca, according to Mr. Pennington, waa tha exact thing that tba English Govern ment wanted In South Africa. Ha exhibited a working model and It gained tha approba tion of military aclentlats. Tbn Pennington disappeared. Ha waa next beard of In Milwaukee, Wla When he left that city Mrs. Durrani, tha wife of a prominent citlsen of that Olty and a society leader, went with him, aha deserting her husband and cbU- droit. Tba couple went to London, where their lavlah stylb of living attracted widespread attention. They were married, but now rumor baa It that Mrs. Pennington the aacond recently divorced him, Tba divorce la said to have been obtained quietly. Tha Second Mrs. Pennington also won no toriety- when aha made several suoceeaful plangas la tba financial whirlpool of Wall atraat. It la stated that tha first Mrs, Pennington flnailr 00 risen ted to live with hla again, and It la understood that tba mar rtaga waa performed la Chicago, where Mrs. Pennington waa laat heard from. She la a nioat estimable lady and vary popular. Pennington la a maa of distinguished ap-paaraaoa. Ha haa mada several fortunes. and la a lavish spender. He and tbs second Mrs. Pennington lived on Fifth, avenue. Mew York, Their home waa one of tha finest oa that aristocratic thoroughfare. FRANK KELLEY HONORED.