John Elbert Dennis

Male9 August 1904–9 June 1937

Brief Life History of John Elbert

When John Elbert Dennis was born on 9 August 1904, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States, his father, John Wesley Dennis, was 37 and his mother, Susan Elizabeth Lowrance, was 40. He married Verna Marie Choate on 2 December 1928, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Borger, Hutchinson, Texas, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 9 June 1937, in Erick, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Beckham, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Elbert Dennis
1904–1937
Verna Marie Choate
1910–1982
Marriage: 2 December 1928
James Elbert Dennis
1931–2011

Sources (12)

  • Charles H Ging, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Johnny Elbert Dennis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Dennis, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1928Texas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

    Age 1

    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

    Age 10

    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Denis(e), Dinis(e), vernacular forms of Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin. The name was borne by various early Christian saints, including Saint Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron saint of France. From the 12th century onward, the popularity of the name in England (and of its cognates, mainly Denis , in the continental Europe) seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in vernacular English likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may originate from it.

    English: from Middle English deneis, a variant of danais ‘Danish’, with the vowel influenced by Middle English denshe (Old English denisc). Compare Dence .

    Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2 above, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to McDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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