Charles Dennis

about 1865–
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Dennis was born about 1865, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles James Dennis, was 37 and his mother, Clotilda Silva Harvey, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Charles James Dennis
1828–1881
Clotilda Silva Harvey
1845–
Charles Dennis
1865–
Frank H. Dennis
1867–1917
Kathryn N. Dennis
1871–1928
Willard W Dennis
1872–1963

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1865

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 0

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1871

Age 6

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

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 (1)

  • Frank Dennis in household of Charles J Dennis, "United States Census, 1880"

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