Hugh Emmons Dennis

3 October 1929–24 February 1989 (Age 59)
Eureka, McPherson, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Hugh Emmons

When Hugh Emmons Dennis was born on 3 October 1929, in Eureka, McPherson, South Dakota, United States, his father, William H Dennis, was 32 and his mother, Emma Scheuffele, was 25. He married Una Lee Williams on 7 January 1978, in Bexar, Texas, United States. He lived in Leola, McPherson, South Dakota, United States in 1940 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1962. He died on 24 February 1989, in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Eden Cemetery, Eden, Concho, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Emmons Dennis
Una Lee Williams
Marriage: 7 January 1978

Spouse and Children


    Una Lee Williams


7 January 1978
Bexar, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William H Dennis





    William H Dennis


    Leigh Burton Dennis



    Marilyn J Dennis


    James Robert Dennis


World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 16

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hugh E Dennis in household of William H Dennis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hugh E Dennis in household of William H Dennis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hugh Dennis, "South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970"

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