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.

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David Caldwell Dennis
Nettie Ellen Huff
Marriage: September 1909
Virgil C Dennis
David Lee Dennis
Marcella A Dennis
Mary Zula Dennis

Spouse and Children

September 1909
Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States


    Virgil C Dennis



    Marcella A Dennis



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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.

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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"

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