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William Arthur Tenney, Sr
Birth: May 26, 1862
Grafton
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1918
Casa Grande
Pinal County
Arizona, USA

Crazed by jealousy, Jesus Munoz shot Mrs. Cruz Moreno, killing her instantly Thursday afternoon, and then fired a shot into W. A. Tenney, who on hearing the shots, went over to the home of the woman to investigate the apparent trouble. On reaching the place, which was just across the street from the rear of Tenney's livery barn, Munoz stepped to the door and fired a shot at Tenney, the shot passing through his heart, killing him instantly.

William Arthur Tenney was a native of southern Utah, and would have been 56 years of age had he lived until May 26.

He came to Casa Grande in June of 1914, and made his home with his son, W. A. Tenney Jr. and family. He leaves a family of eight children, who are: Mrs. Louise Sanden, Mrs. Grace Johnson, Carl Tenney, Gwendolin Tenney, Mrs. Selma Polson, Mrs. Vera Carroway, Jack Tenney and W. A. Tenney Jr., his eldest son.

The funeral services will be conducted under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which he as a member for many years. He was the organizer of the local lodge of the I.O.O.F., and was one of the principal officials of the lodge. The Florence lodge will attend the funeral in a body and participate in the services. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the family residence.

Casa Grande loses one of its best citizens in the person of "Dad" Tenney, as he was familiarly known by everybody in the valley.

Article from the April 5, 1918 issue of the Casa Grande Valley Dispatch.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan Cram Tenney (1817 - 1882)
  Grace Tippett Jose Tenney Wilhelm (1842 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Jemima Susanna Richey Tenney (1867 - 1945)*
 
 Children:
  William Arthur Tenney (1885 - 1957)*
  Susie Louise Tenney Sandin (1887 - 1924)*
  Lucinda Grace Tenney Johnson (1889 - 1966)*
  Karl Jose Tenney (1891 - 1949)*
  Gwen Tenney Campbell (1894 - 1965)*
  Thelma Tenney Sheets (1896 - 1971)*
  Vera Elinor Tenney Caraway Tirrell (1899 - 1962)*
  Jack Richey Tenney (1901 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Alma Tenney (1841 - 1848)**
  Ammon Meshach Tenney (1844 - 1925)**
  Nancy Ann Tenney (1851 - 1851)**
  Phebe Relief Tenney (1853 - 1853)**
  Abby Celestia Tenney (1855 - 1855)**
  John Lowell Tenney (1856 - 1936)**
  Samuel Benjamin Tenney (1858 - 1949)**
  Marvelous Flood Tenney (1862 - 1865)**
  William Arthur Tenney (1862 - 1918)
  Ernest Talbot Tenney (1865 - 1865)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Death date on headstone is incorrect. Mr. Tenney died on the 4th and was buried on the 6th.
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Casa Grande
Pinal County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Barb
Record added: Jul 15, 2009
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William Arthur Tenney, Sr
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William Arthur Tenney, Sr
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- Sharon R. (Holt) LaPlante (#47905692)
 Added: May. 4, 2014
May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
 
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