Earl William Dennis

31 July 1914–11 January 1995 (Age 80)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Earl William

When Earl William Dennis was born on 31 July 1914, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Porter Hickman DENNIS, was 24 and his mother, Amelia Campbell, was 15. He lived in Madison Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 11 January 1995, in Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Porter Hickman DENNIS
1889–1964
Amelia Campbell
1898–1982
Earl William Dennis
1914–1995
Juanita Dennis
1927–2009
Stanley Dennis
1917–2004
Carl Dennis
1920–
Lillie Dennis
1922–2008
Bonnie Dennis
1924–2010
Ray E Dennis
1932–2010

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 12

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 22

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Dennis in household of Porter H Dennis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl W Dennis in household of Porter H Dennis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Earl William Dennis - Published information: birth-name: Earl William Dennis

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