Alexander Tennant

9 January 1851–14 June 1921 (Age 70)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Tennant was born on 9 January 1851, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Tennant, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Stenhouse, was 26. He married Sarah Snow on 12 April 1874, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 14 June 1921, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Tennant
Sarah Snow
Marriage: 12 April 1874
Mary Belle Tennant
Alexander Tennant Jr
Charles Tennant
Margaret Stenhouse Tennant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1874Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 3
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 6
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Biography of Alexander Tennant

    "Alexander Tennant, Mayor and superintendent of Manti Co-op, is a native of Dunfermline, Scotland, and was born January 3, 1851, son of Charles and Margaret (Stenhouse) Tennant. The father was a bookb …

    Sources (21)

    • Alex Tennant, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elex Tennant in entry for Mary Belle Evans, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Alex Tennant, "United States Census, 1920"

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