Dora Alma Tennant

1914–2004 (Age 90)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Dora Alma

When Dora Alma Tennant was born on 4 April 1914, in West Virginia, United States, her father, William Clay Tennant, was 23 and her mother, Serepta Margaret McCord, was 18. She had at least 2 sons with William Chester Dibble. She lived in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Strabane Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 1 April 2004, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 89.

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Dora Alma Tennant
William Chester Dibble
Norman Ellwodd Dibble
Merle Wayne Dibble

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

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

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: status name for a farmer who held his land from an overlord by obligations of rent or service, from Old French, Middle English tenant (present participle of Old French tenir ‘to hold’, Latin tenere). This was the normal situation for landholders in the Middle Ages, since in the feudal system all land belonged ultimately to the king and use of it was granted in return for financial or military support.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alma Dibble in household of William C Dibble, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma Tennant in household of Willie C Tennant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alma Tennant in household of William Tennant, "United States Census, 1930"

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