Dora Frances Tennant

1942–1971 (Age 29)
Blackstock, Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Dora Frances

When Dora Frances Tennant was born on 8 March 1942, in Blackstock, Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, Francis Calvin Tennant, was 28 and her mother, Dora Jackson Bankhead, was 19. She died on 26 September 1971, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

Francis Calvin Tennant
1913–1954
Dora Jackson Bankhead
1922–1996
Dorothy Ann Tennant
1940–2019
Dora Frances Tennant
1942–1971
James Henry Tennant
1950–2001

Parents & Siblings

  • Francis Calvin Tennant

    Male1913–1954Male

  • Dora Jackson Bankhead

    Female1922–1996Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 7

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 9

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: status name for a farmer who held his land from an overlord by obligations of rent or service, from Old French, Middle English tenant (present participle of Old French tenir ‘to hold’, Latin tenere). 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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Frances Tennant, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Dora Frances Tennant, "Find A Grave Index"

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