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Robert Hamilton Tennant
Birth: Feb. 22, 1891
Mount Clemens
Macomb County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 23, 1985
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Robert H Tennant
Age at last birthday: 9
Date of birth: Feb 1891
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: son
Home in 1900: Mount Clemens Ward 1, Macomb, Michigan
Address: 40 South Gratiot Street
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Michigan [sic]
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: none
Siblings living at home: Mabelle (age 18) and Helen C (6)
Census place: Mount Clemens Ward 1, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: T623 727; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 60
Date: 18 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Robert Tennant
Age in 1910: 19
Estimated birth year: 1891
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of family: son
Living with: Ada M Tennant, age 52
Home in 1910: Mount Clemens Ward 1, Macomb, Michigan
Address: 80 Church Street
Marital status: single
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Canada English
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: attending school
Sibling living at home: Helen (16)
Census place: Mount Clemens Ward 1, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: T624_659; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 70; Image: 173
Date: 18 Apr 1910

Extract from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: Robert Hamilton Tennant
City: Bethlehem
County: Northampton
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan
Birth date: 22 Feb 1891
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1907408
Draft board: 4
Address: 621 N. Circle Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Occupation: chemist
Employer: Bethlehem Steel Co.
Where employed: Didier, Pennsylvania
Dependents: wife and child
Marital status: married
Military service: none
Exemption claimed: dependents
Age: 26
Height: tall
Build: medium
Eyes: brown
Hair: dark brown
Bald: no
Disability: none
Date: 5 Jun 1917

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Robert H Tennant
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: 1892
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of house: head
Home in 1920: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 2327 East 1st Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Canada English
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Home owned or rented: owned; has mortgage
Occupation: engineer
Type of industry: chemical
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T625_858; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 95; Image: 148
Date: 10 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Robert H Tennant
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: 1891
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 2221 Second Street
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 25
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Fathers' birthplace: England [sic]
Mothers' birthplace: Michigan
Military service: no
Rent/home value: owns home; value $15,000
Owned a radio: yes
Occupation: financier
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: 1126; Page: ; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 231.0
Date: 3 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Robert H Tennant
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: 1890
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 221 23rd Avenue East
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: college 4 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: owned
Value of home: $6500
City of residence in 1935: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: financier
Industry: mining company
Salary or wage worker: employer
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 52
Amount of money wages or salary: $0
Has other income of more than $50: yes
At work during week of March 24-30: yes
Number of hours worked: 39
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1972; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 88-35
Date: 5 Apr 1940

Obituary from the "Duluth News-Tribune" of Duluth, Minnesota dated 25 May 1985:
Born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, he moved to Duluth in 1914 after receiving a masters degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked as a chemist for the former Zenith Furnace Company in Duluth before moving to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to work for Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He returned to Duluth in 1919 and became associated with the old Messabe Iron Company in taconite development in the 1920s. He also was active in various mining properties on the Iron Range. He was a member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church and a supporter of the Duluth Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth Playhouse.

He married Helen Elizabeth Parks Williams 2 Jul 1916 in Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Crosley Tennant (1850 - 1896)
  Ada Mabelle Van Eps Tennant (1857 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Elizabeth Williams Tennant (1892 - 1968)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Traver Tennant Rhode (1917 - 1979)*
  Jean Griffith Tennant Spicer (1920 - 2000)*
  Robert Hamilton Tennant (1929 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sybil Tennant (1877 - 1878)*
  Willie Tennant (1880 - 1880)*
  Mabelle Tennant (1882 - 1977)*
  Richie Tennant (1885 - 1886)*
  Edith V. Tennant (1888 - 1898)*
  Robert Hamilton Tennant (1891 - 1985)
  Helen C. Tennant Marlatt (1893 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Robert H. Tennant
1891 - 1985
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Tennant
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Sep 30, 2002
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Robert Hamilton Tennant
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Robert Hamilton Tennant
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Robert Hamilton Tennant
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
 
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