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Early life. J.C. Penney was born on September 16, 1875, on a farm outside of Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri.He was the seventh of twelve children, only six of whom lived to adulthood, born to James Cash Penney, Sr. and Mary Frances (née Paxton) Penney.


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James Cash Penney was born in Hamilton, Missouri.After graduating from high school, Penney worked for a local retailer. He relocated to Colorado at the advice of a doctor, hoping that a better climate would improve his health.


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The Texarkana Gazette is the premier source for local news and sports in Texarkana and the surrounding Arklatex areas.


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News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance


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