Dickie Mae Tennant

1883–1975 (Age 91)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Dickie Mae

When Dickie Mae Tennant was born on 27 December 1883, in Iowa, United States, her father, John Androus Tennant, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Margaret Ammons, was 32. She married Emerson Everett Barnum on 30 April 1908, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. She lived in Seymour, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Henry, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 6 August 1975, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Dickie Mae Tennant
Emerson Everett Barnum
Marriage: 30 April 1908

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  • Female1883–1975Female

  • Emerson Everett Barnum


30 April 1908
Mahaska, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

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.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 27

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

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)

  • Lizzie M Tennant in household of John A Tennant, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Lizzie Tennant in household of Jno A Tennant, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Lizzie M Tennant in household of John Tennent, "United States Census, 1900"

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