Sutherland Tenney

Male26 February 1854–5 August 1917

Brief Life History of Sutherland

When Sutherland Tenney was born on 26 February 1854, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, his father, Amos Tenney, was 39 and his mother, Mary Josephine Sutherland, was 24. He lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1900 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1905. He died on 5 August 1917, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in New York City, New York, United States.

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Amos Tenney
Mary Josephine Sutherland
Sutherland Tenney
Herbert Spencer Tenney

Sources (8)

  • Southerland Tenney in household of Edwin Gordon, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Tanney, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Sutherland Tenny, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Tenny, of uncertain origin.

English: in southwestern England, occasionally a variant of Tinney .

History: This name was brought to America in 1638 by Thomas Tenney, a member of a party led by the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers from Rowley, east Yorkshire, England, to found Rowley, MA. Most (probably all) modern American families with this name are descended from him.

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

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