Donald Tennant

1930–2000 (Age 69)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Donald

Donald Tennant was born on 13 May 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States as the son of Ernest Leno Tennant. He died on 16 February 2000, in California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Ernest Leno Tennant
1911–2000
Donald Tennant
1930–2000

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World Events (3)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 4

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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.

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