D.M. Tennant

1918–2000 (Age 81)
Missouri, United States

The Life of D.M.

When D.M. Tennant was born on 25 December 1918, in Missouri, United States, his father, David Marshall Tennant, was 42 and his mother, Julia Belle Staton, was 36. He married Phyllis Irene Friess in 1943, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Judicial Township 8, Fresno, California, United States in 1920 and Clinton Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 8 April 2000, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

D.M. Tennant
Phyllis Irene Friess
Marriage: 1943
Penny Joyce TENNANT

Spouse & Children

Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


  • Penny Joyce TENNANT


Parents & Siblings

  • David Marshall Tennant


  • Female1882–1967Female



  • Gladys Jane Tennant


  • Ida Marie Tennant


  • Male1918–2000Male

World Events (8)

1919 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Announced

Age 1

The Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple was announced on October 3, 1919. Don Carlos Young and Ramm Hansen were chosen to design the temple. The Mesa, Arizona temple was the first temple to be built in Arizona.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 27

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.

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)

  • D M Tennat in household of David M Tennat, "United States Census, 1940"
  • D M Tennant in household of David M Tennant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • D M Tennant in household of David M Tennant, "United States Census, 1930"

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