James Cash Penny

Famous Missourian By: Mattie

Early life

James was born September 16,1875 in Hamilton. James was the seventh out of twelve childern born. James spent his childhood on a farm and he went to school. he worked at hales store. When jc was eight he had to pay for his own clothing.


He had two sons and his first wife died so he was left alone with two sons. James opened a wooden store and James lived in the attic. he was very pour when he grow up because his dad was a pour farmer ,minister


He graduated Missouri university collage. he was a popular speaker . Penny was a author.

interesting facts

He was diagnosed with tuberculosis . Three sons and two daughters. James was a successful man . James cash penny was a nationwide chain store.