David Caldwell Dennis

26 July 1873–4 January 1953 (Age 79)
Black Water, Morgan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of David Caldwell

When David Caldwell Dennis was born on 26 July 1873, his father, Leander Cox Dennis, was 25 and his mother, Martha Ann Little, was 21. He married Nettie Ellen Huff in September 1909, in Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Cooper, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Salt Fork Township, Saline, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 January 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Herndon, Liberty Township, Saline, Missouri, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Caldwell Dennis
1873–1953
Nettie Ellen Huff
1888–1920
Marriage: September 1909
Virgil C Dennis
1909–1982
David Lee Dennis
1913–1989
Marcella A Dennis
1915–
Mary Zula Dennis
1916–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
September 1909
Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States
children

(4)

    Virgil C Dennis

    Male1909–1982Male

    Male1913–1989Male

    Marcella A Dennis

    Female1915–Female

    Female1916–2007Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 19

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (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 saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David C Dennis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David C Dennis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Davis C Dennis in household of Leander E Dennis, "United States Census, 1880"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.