Donald Brooks Tennant

1922–2000 (Age 77)
Rivesville, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Donald Brooks

When Donald Brooks Tennant was born on 6 September 1922, in Rivesville, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Ross Tennant, was 29 and his mother, Ida Pearl West, was 19. He lived in Paw Paw, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Paw Paw Magisterial District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 6 July 2000, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ross Tennant
1892–1993
Ida Pearl West
1902–1994
Donald Brooks Tennant
1922–2000
Lewis Dean Tennant
1924–1999
Patrica L Tennant
1928–

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 B Tennant in household of Charles R Tennant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald B Tennant in household of Charley R Tennant, "United States Census, 1930"

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