Harvey Gee Tench

29 November 1890–26 November 1960 (Age 69)
West Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harvey Gee

When Harvey Gee Tench was born on 29 November 1890, in West Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John F Tench, was 51 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Ahner, was 34. He married Emma C. Barker on 4 August 1915, in Frankfort, Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 26 November 1960, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Gee Tench
Emma C. Barker
Marriage: 4 August 1915
John Robert Tench
Kathyrn A Tench

Spouse and Children


    Emma C. Barker


4 August 1915
Frankfort, Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, United States


    John Robert Tench


    Kathyrn A Tench


Parents and Siblings



    Abraham Ahner Tench


    Martha Jane Tench



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French tenche ‘tench’, a kind of freshwater fish; a ‘fat and sleek fish’ according to Reaney and Wilson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harrey G Finch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • H G Tench, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harvey Tench, "United States Census, 1940"

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