Dora Vera Tennant

1888–1977 (Age 88)
Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Dora Vera

When Dora Vera Tennant was born on 11 December 1888, in Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Danford D Tennant, was 48 and her mother, Sarah M. Diver, was 37. She married John Ruthwin Graham on 16 September 1908, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Deerfield, Deerfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 4 March 1977, in Hollister, San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Hollister, San Benito, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dora Vera Tennant
John Ruthwin Graham
Marriage: 16 September 1908
Donald Elfred Graham

Spouse & Children

16 September 1908
Salinas, Monterey, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Danford D Tennant


  • Sarah M. Diver




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 (3)

  • Vera Terment in household of Dimforth Terment, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vera Graham in household of Jack Graham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vera Graham in household of John R Graham, "United States Census, 1920"

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