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Obituaries - Tennant

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(son of GEORGE TENNANT)- (Continued)

listed as a Private in the Potomac Home Brigade in 1862 [FMJ 8-19-1909, p. 2].

b. 1798
d. October 21, 1882
a. 84

“Stricken with Paralysis. Mr. Alex. Tennant, Sr., a former resident of this town but now of Barton, was stricken with paralysis while eating his breakfast at his niece’s (Mrs. Archibald McDonald) table, in the latter town Wednesday. His condition is critical.” [FMJ 2-28-1881, p. 3].

“An Old Citizen Passes Away. After several years of debilitating health, Alexander Tennant died at Barton on the 21st, inst., aged 84 years. He had formerly resided in Frostburg but with the death of Mrs. Agnes Percy five years ago he went to live with A. McDonald, Esq., his nephew by marriage. A small number of near relatives survive him. Mr. Tennant was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, but had been a resident of this county 43 years. At the age of 19 he was made a Mason and at his death was believed to be the oldest member of the Ancient Order living in the State. He was one of the early members of Mountain Lodge, No. 99, of this place, holding the position of Tyler over 20 years. Large delegations of Masons from Westernport, Barton and Lonaconing lodges accompanied the remains to Frostburg Monday, and Mountain Lodge turned out to pay the last and [unreadable word] of fraternal regard.” [FMJ 10-28-1882, p. 3]

In 1886, a monument to Alexander Tennant, located in Percy Cemetery, was unveiled in a grand ceremony on June 24. The tribute was sponsored by the Masons and is recounted in FMJ, June 26, 1886, p. 1

b. 1758
d. before 1860

See Percy; Tennant, and George Tennant Family Charts in Ch. 5.

b. February 10, 1805
d. April 13, 1887
a. 82 yrs. 2 mos. 3 dys.

“George Tennant, aged 82 years, 2 months and 3 days, died at his residence, near this place, Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock. He was born at Lesmahagie, Lanarkshire, Scotland and came to this country in 1836, reaching Cumberland July 3d, of that year. He has ever since resided in this county. He turned the first shovelful of earth for the Borden mining company, in whose employ he labored many years both as a miner and mining boss. The latter position he held 27 years, retiring in 1877 on account of age. Mr. Tennant was a man of sterling integrity, and all his life, wherever known, was held in the highest esteem. He was the father of 3 sons and 5 daughters and the grandfather of 33 grandchildren, now living. His wife survives. The funeral took place at [?] yesterday afternoon at the Lutheran Church.” [FMJ 4-16- 1887, p. 1]

Scharf [p. 1482] lists Mr. Tennant as an original member of and an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Frostburg.

(son of ROBERT and JAnnetta TENNANT)
b. March 20, 1840
d. May 24, 1900
a. 60 yrs. 2 mos. 4 dys.

“At his home, Ocean, Thursday , May 24, 1900, after a protracted illness, Mr. George W. Tennant, aged 60 years, 2 months and 4 days. He was born near this place March 20, 1840, and had been a clerical employee of the Consolidation Coal company and its predecessors about all of his active life and stood high in their estimation. Unmarried, he left no family, but two sisters—Misses Mary and Helen, with whom he lived, and a brother—Robert, of this place, are bereaved by his death. The remains were brought to the residence of the last named Thursday evening, where the funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o’clock. The local lodges of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias will attend in regalia.” [FMJ 5-26-1900, p. 2]

Notice of Mr. Tennant’s funeral was located in SPL. He was listed as a Civil War soldier in a Memorial Day listing [CET 5-29-1911, p. 11]

(daughter of ROBERT and JAnnetta TENNANT)
b. May 1847
d. May 18, 1912
a. 65

“Miss Helen Tennant, aged 68 years, died Saturday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Crowe, No. 43 Broadway, where she had been boarding for the past two years. The deceased had been a patient sufferer for the past 18 months from the infirmities of old age and her death came not unexpected. The funeral will take place this afternoon. Services will be held at the residence, 43 Broadway, at 2 p.m., by Rev. F.H. Crissman, of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Allegany [sic] cemetery. The deceased was the last of a family of eleven children.” [CET 5-20-1912, p. 9]

b. ca. 1810
d. ca. 1860
a. ca. 51

See Robert Tennant Family Chart in Chapter 5.


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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