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Lawson Johnathan Tenley
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1869, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1936, USA

Married to Elsie May Hoover. Father of Hester (died as infant), Harriet, Clarence, Ruth, Nellie, Paul, Daisy, Della, Alice. Lawson's 2nd wife was Minty Hoover Buckley who died Dec. 14, 1941.

Lawson Jonathan Tenley, son of David and Harriet Tenley, was born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1869. He departed this life suddenly on February 19, 1936 at the age of 67 years, 1 month, and six days, at his home near Stanwood.
Mr. Tenley was born and raised to young manhood in Pennsylvania. At the age of 20 he came west to Illinois, where on December 13, 1891 he was united in marriage to Elsie Hoover and settled near Lanark, Illinois. To this union were born nine children seven of whom survive. In 1897 he with his family moved to Cando, North Dakota, where they remained until the fall of 1904 when they moved near Stanwood, Iowa, where he has made his home ever since.
His wife, Elsie, and two children preceded him in death. His wife passed away on January 6th, 1911, his daughter Esther dying in infancy, his son Paul departing on May 29, 1909.
On February 22, 1913 he was united in marriage to Mintie Buckley.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, seven children, Mrs. Hattie Domer of Stanwood, Mrs. Ruth Smith, of Morley; Mrs. Nellie Hendrickson of Lisbon; Mrs. Daisy Austin of Stanwood; Mrs. Della Kopenhaver of Olin; Mrs. Alia Hora of Morley; and Clarence Tenley of Anamosa; two stepchildren, Mrs. Gladys Hunter of Mt. Vernon, and Dan Buckley of Wisconsin. Also 20 grandchildren. He leaves also eight brothers and three sisters, one sister having preceded him in death nearly a year ago. Four of his brothers and one sister living in Pennsylvania, one sister in West Virginia; two brothers living in Illinois; and two brothers, Will and Albert, living near Stanwood.
Besides these members of his family he leaves a host of friends and neighbors to mourn his departure.
He joined the Church of the Brethern as a young man while living in Illinois, and was a loyal and faithful member both in attendance and in its support, until he moved so far away that is was impossible to attend that church. Since moving near Stanwood he has placed his support with the Methodist church and has been an interested friend in all its activities.
Hi sudden death came as a great shock to his family and friends, having fallen over dead in his yard while about his work. He had been in failing health for some time and only the day before had been to see his doctor. He was a devoted father and husband, and a most unselfish neighbor giving his time and money and help wherever it was needed most.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Stanwood, Saturday afternoon, February 22, with Rev. Fike of Clarence conducting the service, assisted by Rev. Delahooke, local pastor. Burial was in the Red Oak Cemetery--Stanwood Herald. 
Family links: 
  Elsie Mae Hoover Tenley (1872 - 1911)
  Clarence Earl Tenley (1895 - 1957)*
  Ruth Tenley Smith (1897 - 1979)*
  Paul H Tenley (1902 - 1909)*
  Daisy F. Tenley Austin (1903 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Red Oak Cemetery
Cedar County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Kirk Ruchotzke
Record added: Nov 08, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6914118
Lawson Johnathan Tenley
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Lawson Johnathan Tenley
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