Dr. Samuel Tilden Zehner

Brief Life History of Samuel Tilden

When Dr. Samuel Tilden Zehner was born on 6 June 1876, in West Penn Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Zehner, was 34 and his mother, Caroline Gerber, was 33. He married Cora Ada Zimmerman on 28 August 1901, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lynn Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 17 August 1960, in West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton, Muhlenberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. Samuel Tilden Zehner
1876–1960
Cora Ada Zimmerman
1878–1945
Marriage: 28 August 1901
Edna Mabel Zehner
1894–
Lorane Alfred Zehner
1902–1998
Vera M Zehner
1904–1976
George Samuel Zehner
1906–1993
Dr. Harold Howard ZEHNER
1908–1996
Harold Howard Zehner
1908–1996
Woodrow Zehner
1913–1982

Sources (27)

  • Samuel S Zehner, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Pennsylvania, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1906-1913
  • Saml T Zehner, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an official responsible for collecting, on behalf of the lord of the manor, tithes of agricultural produce owed as rent. The more prosperous tenants had to contribute wine and grain, those with smaller holdings fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, beer, and poultry. The Middle High German term for this official was zehendære, a derivative of zehende ‘tenth part, tithe’ (Old High German zehanto, from zehan ‘ten’). Compare Zenor .

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

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