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Obituaries - Tennant

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(daughter of ROBERT and JAnnetta TENNANT)- (Continued)

“Died. At her home, this place, Thursday afternoon, December 6, 1906, Miss Mary Tennant, aged 72 years. Miss Tennant was born at Lismahagon, Scotland, March 1, 1834, and came to this country with her parents about 10 years later. Excepting a short residence at Ocean, she has since lived in Frostburg. She was the eldest daughter of the late Robert Tennant, and many years an exemplary member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Miss Helen, a sister, is the only surviving member of the family.” [FMJ 12-8-1906, p. 2]

(husband of JAnnetta TENNANT)
b. March 8, 1803
d. September 17, 1881
a. 78 yrs. 6 mos. 9 dys.


“Death of an Old Citizen. The family of Robert Tennant, Sr., Esq., were much shocked last Saturday morning to find him dead in bed. He had retired the evening before in apparent good health, and not getting up at the usual hour he was found as stated. He had been feeble during two years past, not being able to work or move actively about. His appetite was good, however, and he appeared to enjoy life with as much zest as could be expected of one of his great age. Mr. Tennant was born in Llamehagy parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland, March 6, 1808 and died Sept. 17, 1881, aged 78 years, 6 months and 9 days. In August, 1838, he came to Frostburg. Upon the organization of the Frostburg coal company in 1845 he was engaged by that corporation as boss miner. This position he held until 1864, when the company sold out to the Consolidation coal company. The last named company, appreciating the fidelity and skill which had distinguished his services to their predecessors, continued him in employment until a short period prior to his death, when failing strength prevented him from discharging his duties with accustomed ease. He was a contemporary from boy hood of Judge Douglas Percy, of this place, with whom sixty-five years ago he sat in church where their fathers worshiped. He was a charter member of Mountain Lodge, No. 99, A.F. and A.M., instituted in 1854, and subsequently a member of Frostburg Lodge, No. 49, I.O.O.F. Sixty years ago he joined the English Lutheran church and remained a consistent member to the day of his death. Of a retired, domestic disposition, the world abroad saw little of him. His honest, sober life won him the confidence of all who knew him; his industry and amiability the affection of his family and relatives. His surviving children inherit his [?] and [?] in various fields of labor. The eldest, Thomas, resides in Scottdale, Pa., Alex W. in Baltimore; George W. and Misses Mary and Helen V., at home, and Robert, Jr., of this place. The funeral took place last Monday at the English Lutheran church, attended by a numerous concourse of friends, and the remains laid to rest in the old Methodist graveyard by the side of his wife who died twenty-one years ago.” [FMJ 9-24-1881, p. ]

“To the Officers and Members of Frostburg Lodge, No. 49, I.O.O.F.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers—We, your committee appointed to draft appropriate resolutions expressing the sense of this Lodge upon the death of Brother ROBERT TENNANT, Sr., respectfully beg leave to submit the following:
WHEREAS, On the 17th morning of September Brother ROBERT TENNANT, Sr., after a long and well spent life, was called away from earth and his body consigned to its last resting place by this Lodge on the 19th of September, 1881; therefore be it—
Resolved, That in the death of Brother ROBERT TENNANT, Sr., this Lodge has cause to mourn the loss of a faithful Odd Fellow, this community a model christian and his family a kind father, brother and friend.
Resolved, That while we bow in humble submission to the decree of an All-wise Providence we should ‘seriously meditate upon the solemn admonition it affords’ and so live that when we are called away we may leave the record of a well-spent life.
Resolved, That to the bereaved family we tender our heartfelt sympathy.
Resolved, That to as a token of our respect to the memory of our deceased brother the members of this Lodge wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days and the Lodge room be draped for the same period.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be properly engrossed and presented to the family, and a copy furnished the FROSTBURG MINING JOURNAL for publication. Respectfully submitted in F.L. and T.,
Thos. Hill, P.G
Jas. W.J. Englar, P.G.
Geo. B. McCulloh, P.G.”
[FMJ 10-15-1881, p. 3]

Mr. Tennant was one of the first officers of Mountain Lodge, A.F. and A. M., No. 99 in 1854 [Scharf, p. 1491].


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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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