Profession: Department Store Founder
Why Famous: Founded the J. C. Penney stores
- 1899-08-24 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess
- 1902-04-14 J. C. Penney opens his first store, The Golden Rule Store, in Kemmerer, Wyoming
- 1929-10-11 JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.