Dora Sanford Tennant

1913–1989 (Age 75)
Stringtown, Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Dora Sanford

When Dora Sanford Tennant was born on 3 September 1913, in Stringtown, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Finley Tennant, was 44 and his mother, Eva Rosella Tennant, was 30. He married Sarah Blaine Tennant on 18 April 1936, in New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and McElroy Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 15 June 1989, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dora Sanford Tennant
1913–1989
Sarah Blaine Tennant
1918–1992
Marriage: 18 April 1936
Francis Lee Tennant
1937–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
18 April 1936
New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
children

(1)

  • Francis Lee Tennant

    Male1937–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

  • Emil Guy Tennant

    Male1912–1936Male

  • Male1913–1989Male

  • Lawrence Ivan Tennant

    Male1917–1998Male

  • Omer Garold Tennant

    Male1919–1919Male

  • Freda Adeline Tennant

    Female1921–2011Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Dora S Tennant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Tennant in household of Joseph F Tennant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora S Tennant in household of Joseph F Tennant, "United States Census, 1920"

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