John Russ Dennis Jr

Brief Life History of John Russ

When John Russ Dennis Jr was born on 16 June 1921, in Carnegie, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Ross Dennis, was 38 and his mother, Letitia Latimer, was 39. He lived in Freehold Borough, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 2001. He died on 21 September 1981, at the age of 60, and was buried in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly Township, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States.

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John Ross Dennis
Letitia Latimer
John Russ Dennis Jr

Sources (5)

  • John R Dennis in household of Pheobe M Latimer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Russ Dennis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Dennis, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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