Thomas Ayrton Tennant

11 May 1855–14 November 1920 (Age 65)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Ayrton

When Thomas Ayrton Tennant was born on 11 May 1855, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Tennant, was 45 and his mother, Jane Ayrton, was 24. He married Jane "Jennie" Briscoe on 20 December 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 14 November 1920, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Ayrton Tennant
Jane "Jennie" Briscoe
Marriage: 20 December 1882

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 8
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became 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 Middle English tena(u)nt ‘tenant’ (Old French tenant). 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.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Tennant - Company record: birth:
    • Thomas Ayrton Tennant, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Ayrton Tennant, "Find A Grave Index"

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