#8 William Thadios Tennant is my great grandfather, my maternal grandfather’s father. He was born 21 February 1874, exactly 74 years before I was born. He was born in Monongalia, West Virginia. His family had been there long before West Virginia was a state. By the time he was six the family had moved to Iowa and then, in the 1910 Federal Census, he shows up in Oklahoma at the age of 36 where he fathered four children and lived out his life.
W.T. Tennant Dies
W.T. Tennant died at his home Sunday morning, October 31, at the age of 61 years, following a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon by the Rev. W.H. Bickers of Vinita, after which the body was laid to rest in the Raulston Cemetery, near Bernice under the direction of the Burckhalter Funeral Home.
Mr. Tennant was an old time resident of this county, having lived 36 years in the Success District. He left as survivors a widow, a son, Obry, living in Taft, Colorado, two sons, Ethmer and William of Vinita, and a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Peetom of Vinita.
W.T. Tennant was born this week in 1874, on 21 February, to be exact, which is also my birthday. He was my great grandfather, the father of my grandfather, Robert Aubrey Tennant, erroneously listed as Obry in this obituary. Robert Aubrey is also erroneously listed as living in Taft, Colorado at the time of his father’s death when he was actually living in Taft, California.