Donald Wayne Tennant

1916–1980 (Age 64)

The Life of Donald Wayne

When Donald Wayne Tennant was born in 1916, in Canada, his father, Aaron Martin Tennant, was 33 and his mother, Hester Florence Poff, was 31. He married Leta Belle Livesay on 14 December 1940, in Cass, Missouri, United States. He lived in Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1925 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died in 1980, at the age of 64, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Donald Wayne Tennant
Leta Belle Livesay
Marriage: 14 December 1940

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14 December 1940
Cass, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 0

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.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 11

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

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)

  • Wayne Tennant in household of Aaron Tennant, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Wayne Tennant in household of Eran Tennant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wayne D Tennant, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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