Donald Murray Tennant

1925–2009 (Age 83)
Durham, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Donald Murray

When Donald Murray Tennant was born on 10 August 1925, in Durham, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Arthur Tennant, was 40 and his mother, Ulla Beatrice Thornton, was 29. He died on 1 May 2009, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 83, and was buried in Orono, Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canada.

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World Events (7)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 9

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 18

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 30

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

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 (2)

  • Donald Murray Tennant, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joyce M. Lowery Tennant, 2019. in the Web: Canadian Headstone Index, 1840

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