Lelah May Spencer

29 May 1892–25 September 1985 (Age 93)
Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Lelah May

When Lelah May Spencer was born on 29 May 1892, in Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States, her father, George William Spencer, was 32 and her mother, Ida Lockwood, was 24. She married Earl Guy Tennant on 9 November 1916, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 25 September 1985, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Earl Guy Tennant
Lelah May Spencer
Marriage: 9 November 1916
George Earl Tennant
Grace Elaine Tennant
Ralph Sterling Tennant

Spouse and Children

9 November 1916
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States



    Grace Elaine Tennant


    Ralph Sterling Tennant


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 14

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Norman: Spencer, a storeroom, and ere, indicating an agent, meaning a person who has charge of the storeroom

Sources (3)

  • Lelah M Lennant in household of Earl G Lennant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lelah M Tennant in household of Earl G Tennant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lelah Tennant in household of Earl Tennant, "United States Census, 1930"

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