Georgia Ruth Tennant

Female16 October 1913–18 October 1983

Brief Life History of Georgia Ruth

When Georgia Ruth Tennant was born on 16 October 1913, in Mooresville, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Dee Tennant Sr., was 25 and her mother, Sula Ethel Clark, was 21. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Dorsey or Dorcie Edward Reel. She lived in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Cass District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 October 1983, at the age of 70.

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Dorsey or Dorcie Edward Reel
Georgia Ruth Tennant
Dorsey Edward Reel Jr.
Eleanor Margaret Reel
William Thomas "Tom" Reel
Shirley Sue Reel

Sources (9)

  • Ruth Tennant in household of Hilling, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Georgie Ruth Tennant, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Ruth Tennant in household of Glen Hardin, "United States Census, 1930"

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Children (4)

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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.


Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.


Age 19

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: status name for a farmer who held his land from an overlord by obligations of rent or service, from Middle English tena(u)nt ‘tenant’ (Old French tenant). 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.

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

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