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Rev George Cydus Tenney

Rev George Cydus Tenney

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Sep 1921 (aged 74)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section W, Lot 89, Rt 3
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George Cydus Tenney: (Family Source).
George Cyrus Tenney: (Obituary).
George C. Tenney: (1910/1920 Census & 1905-6/1907/1908/1909/1910/1911/1912/1915/1918/1921/1922 Dir. & Headstone).
George Tenney: (1850/1870 Census).
Georgy C. Tenny: (1880 Census).

b. 27 Aug 1847, Liberty, PA. (Family Source & Obituary).
Birth Note: Ten Counties in Pennsylvania have the City of Liberty.

m. 1 or 2 May 1876, Beaver Bay, Lake Co., MN, Elsie L. Shepard. (Family Source, but spelling erroneously given as Shepherd).
NOTE: Married May 1 or May 2, 1876 in Beaver Dam (can't find on map) or Beaver Bay, MN.

d. 2 or 6 Sep 1921.
d. 24 Sep 1921. (Age 74). (1922 Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI Dir.).
d. 24 Sep 1921, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI. (Obituary).
COD: Run over by automobile.

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA. Plot: Section W, Lot 89, Rt 3. Buried on 27 Sep 1921. (Cemetery Records).

Headstone inscription: "TENNEY" "GEORGE C. / 1847 - 1921"


Photo: Siblings: Edwin E. Tenney & Martha "Mattie" Calista Tenney & George Cydus Tenney & Harriet Elizabeth "Ellis" Tenney & John Ellis Tenney.


Occupation:
1876: Ordained -- Seventh Day Adventist.
He was a SDA Elder. (SDA obituary of his brother-in-law Charles Frederick Dockham).
Reverand: (Dir.).
Note: He performed the marriage ceremony his brother John Ellis Tenney.
1881: Elder in Australia.
Editor of Review & Herald, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Editor of Editor Medical Missionary, Battle Creek, Michigan. (Dir.).


"At the age of eight he removed with his parents to Wisconsin, living a quiet country life until he entered school for special preparation for the ministry. He was ordained in 1876 and for over ten years labored in Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota. In 1881 removed to Australia, where for five years he acted as minister, editor, and publishing manager. The following five years were spent at Battle Creek, Mich., in connection with the college sanatorium teaching and editorial work. Then again five years in Australia, returning to the great sanatorium as instructor in the medical training school and editor of the Medical Missionary Magazine. He is the author of a very interesting volume, "Travels By Land and Sea." [Tenney book].


1850 U. S. Federal Census (Nov. 26): Franklin, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Dwelling 2053, Family 2053

Alpheus Tenney, Age 35, Male, Occupation Farmer, Value of Real Estate $800, Birthplace Vermont.
Charlotte Tenney, Age 33, Female, Birthplace New York.
Minerva Tenney, Age 12, Female, Birthplace New York.
Harriet Tenney, Age 10, Female, Birthplace New York.
Emily Tenney, Age 8, Female, Birthplace Pennsylvania.
Laura Tenney, Age 6, Female, Birthplace New York.
George Tenney, Age 3, Male, Birthplace Pennsylvania.
Charles Tenney, Age 1, Male, Birthplace Pennsylvania.


1855: Moved from PA to WI with his parents and settled on a farm. (Obituary - Age 8).


1860 U. S. Federal Census: WI?


1870 U. S. Federal Census (June 8): Newport, Columbia County, Wisconsin
Post Office: Kilbourn City
Roll: M593_1706, Page: 217, Image: 432
Dwelling 15, Family 14

A. Tenney, Age 56, Male, White, Occupation Farmer, Value of Real Estate $250, Value of Personal Estate $200, Birthplace Vermont, Male Citizen of the U.S. of age 21 and upwards Yes.

Charlotte Tenney, Age 53, Female, White, Occupation Keeping House, Massachusetts.

George Tenney, Age 23, Male, White, Occupation Carpenter, Birthplace New York, Male Citizen of the U.S. of age 21 and upwards Yes.

Edwin C. Tenney, Age 19, Male, White, Occupation Laborer on Farm, Birthplace Pennsylvania.

Jennie Tenney, Age 17, Female, White, Occupation At Home, Birthplace New York.

J. Ellis Tenney, Age 9, Male, White, Occupation At Home, Birthplace Wisconsin.

Dwelling 16, Family 15

Asa Tenney P., Age 37, Male, White, Occupation Physician, Value of Personal Property $1,000, Birthplace New Hampshire, Male Citizen of the U.S. of age 21 and upwards Yes.

Minerva Tenney, Age 32, Female, White, Occupation Keeping House, Birthplace New York.

Walter Tenney, Age 3, Male, White, Birthplace New Hampshire.

Emily Tenney, Age 1, Female, White, Birthplace New Hampshire.


1876: "[A]fter graduation from college in 1876, was ordained a minister." (Obituary).

1876-1886: SDA minister in WI, ND, & MN. (Obituary - ten years).


22 Nov 1877: Son Ivers Ann Tenney born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (Family Source).
[This must have been during his first 5-years in Australia.]


1880 U. S. Federal Census (June 9): Dist. 30, Newport, Columbia County, Wisconsin

Dwelling 64, Family 72:

Alphius Tenny, White, Male, Age 67, Head, Married, Occupation Farmer, Birthplace Vermont, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace Vermont.

Charlotte M. Tenny, White, Female, Age 65, Wife, Married, Occupation Keeping house, Birthplace Connecticut, Father's Birthplace Connecticut, Mother's Birthplace Connecticut.

Edwin Tenny, White, Male, Age 28, Son, Single, Occupation Laborer, Birthplace New York, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace Connecticut.

Ellis Tenny, White, Male, Age 18, Son, Single, Occupation Laborer, Birthplace Wisconsin, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace Connecticut.

Dwelling 64, Family 73: [Son to Alpheus Tenney in home with his Father]

George C. Tenny, White, Male, Age 32, Head, Married, Occupation Preacher, Birthplace New York, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace Connecticut.

Elsie L. Tenny, White, Female, Age 25, Wife, Married, Birthplace Wisconsin, Father's Birthplace New York, Mother's Birthplace New York.


Spent 5 years in Australia--which 5 years?
1877: Son's birthplace.
1881-1886: Residence: Australia. (Tenney book).
1886-1891: Residence: Australia. Occupation: SDA Minister, editor and publishing manager. (Obituary).

Spent 5 years in MI--which 5 years?
1881-1886: or
1886 - 1891: or
1891-1896: ?
The following five years were spent at Battle Creek, Mich., in connection with the college sanatorium teaching and editorial work on medical religion. (Tenney book & Obituary).

Spent another 5 years in Australia--which 5 years?
Then again five years in Australia...." (Tenney book & Obituary).


1891 (Obituary): "[R]eturning to the great sanatorium as instructor in the medical training school and editor of the Medical Missionary Magazine." (Tenney book).


1895: Published a Book: "Journeys by Land and by Sea: A Visit to Five Continents."
(ISBN: 9781178745559)


1900 U. S. Federal Census: Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan? [Can't find?]


1905-1906: Polk's Battle Creek city directory (Michigan): Page 482:
"Tenney Carrie, nurse Battle Creek Sanitarium.
Tenney Dena, domestic 41 Garrison av.
Tenney Frank (Josephine), lab, h 68 Logan.
Tenney George C (Elsie), editor, h 71 University av.
Tenney Ivers A (Pearl), bkbndr, h 74 Kendall N."


1906 - 1921: "[S]erving for the last fifteen years as an elder of the Seventh Day Adventist church and as chaplain at the Sanitarium." (Obituary).


1907: Polk's Battle Creek city directory (Michigan): Page 471:
"Tenney George C (Elsie), editor Medical Missionary, h 367 Champion.
Tenney Ivers A (Pearl), bkbinder, h 216 Kalamazo.
Tenney Ruth C, student, bds 367 Champion."
Page: 470:
"Tenney Frank (Josephine), molder, h 504 Van Buren West."


1908: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Elsie L Tenney
Gender: F (Female)
Residence Year: 1908
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Spouse: George C Tenney
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1908
"Tenney Frank W (Josephine), h 504 Van Buren W
Tenney George C (Elsie L), editor Medical Missionary, h 367 Champion.
Tenney Ruth C, tchr Cooking School B C Sanitarium, bds 367 Champion."
[Frank W. Tenney & Josephine (Tenney) & George Cydus Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & Ruth C. Tenney].


1909: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, p. 462:
Residence Year: 1909
Street Address: 367 Champion
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1909
"Tenney Earl, stenogr, bds 57 Manchester.
Tenney Frank W (Josephine), lab, h 59 Kalamazoo.
Tenney George C (Elsie L), editor Medical Missionary, h 367 Champion.
Tenney John E (Mannie), solicitor, h 57 Manchester.
Tenney John E (Florence E), motorman, h 50 Rittenhouse av E.
Tenney Ruth C, tchr, bds 367 Champion.
Tenney Vera, clk, bds 57 Manchester."
[Earl Ellis Tenney & Frank W. Tenney & Josephine (Tenney) & George Cydus Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & John Ellis Tenney & Rosabella May Seeley (Tenney) & John E. Tenney & Florence E. (Tenney) & Ruth C. Tenney & Vera Edith Tenney].


1910 U. S. Federal Census (April 18): Battle Creek Ward 3, Calhoun County, Michigan
367 Champion Street, Dwelling 55, Family 70

George C. Tenney, Head, Male, White, Age 62, Marriage 1, Years Married 33, Birthplace Pennsylvania, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania, Able to Speak English Yes, Occupation Editor - Magazine, Worker, Out of Work No, Weeks Out of Work 0, Can Read/Write Yes, Own Home, Mortgaged, House.

Elsie L. Tenney, Wife, Female, White, Age 57, Marriage 1, Years Married 33, # of children 2, # of children still living 2, Birthplace Vermont, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire, Able to Speak English Yes, Occupation None, Can Read/Write Yes.

Ruth C. Tenney, Daughter, Female, White, Age 24, Single, Birthplace North Dakota, Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania, Mother's Birthplace Vermont, Able to Speak English Yes, Occupation Teacher - Hospital, Worker, Out of Work No, Weeks Out of Work 0, Can Read/Write Yes, Attended School No, 1- 4- 6-X.

Sedwick C. Smith, Boarder, Female, White, Age 9, Single, Birthplace New York....


1910: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Elsie L Tenney
Gender: F (Female)
Residence Year: 1910
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Spouse: Rev George C Tenney
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1910
"Tenney Earl E, clk BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, bds 57 Manchester.
Tenney Rev George C (Elsie L), chaplain BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, editor Medical Missionary and Battle Creek Ida, res 367 Champion.
Tenney Gordon E, student, bds 57 Manchester.
Tenney John E (Florence E), condtr M U Rys Co, res 50 Rittenhouse, av E.
Tenney J Ellis (Mamie), solr, res 57 Manchester.
Tenney Ruth C, tchr Battle Creek Sanitarium, bds 367 Champion."
[Earl Ellis Tenney & George Cydus Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard & Gordon Ellis
John E. Tenney & Florence E. (Tenney) & John Ellis Tenney & Rosabella May Seeley (Tenney) & Ruth C. Tenney].


1911: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Residence Year: 1911
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1911
"Tenney Earl E, bkpr BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, ods 57 Manchester.
Tenney George C Rev (Elsie L), chaplain BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, editor Medical Missionary and Battle Creek Ida, res 367 Champion.
Tenney Gordon E, student, bds 57 Manchester.
Tenney John E (Florence E), cond, res 50 Rittenhouse av E.
Tenney J Ellis (aged 49), died April 9, 1911
Tenney Mamie (wid J Ellis), res 57 Manchester.
Tenney Ruth, instructor BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM."


1912: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Residence Year: 1912
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1912
"Tenney Earl E (Sylva B), steno BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, res 57 Manchester.
Tenney Frederick W (Josephine), lab, bds 506 Van Buren W.
Tenney George C Rev (Elsie L), editor Medical Missionary BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, res 367 Champion.
Tenney Gordon E, student, bds 57 Manchester.
Tenney G, waiter BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM.
Tenney Ivers A (Pearl), painter BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, res 367 Champion.
Tenney John E (Florence E), real est, res 50 Rittenhouse av E.
Tenney Mamie (wid J Ellis), res 57 Manchester."
[Earl Ellis Tenney & Sylvia B. (Tenney) & Frederick W. Tenney & Josephine (Tenney) & George Cydus Teney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & Gordon Ellis Tenney & Ivers Ann Tenney & Pearl Lee French (Tenney) & John E. Tenney & Florence E. (Tenney) & John Ellis Tenney & Rosabella May Seeley (Tenney)].


1915: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Residence Year: 1915
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1915
"Tenney Earl E (Syla B), steno Nichols & Shepard Co, red 150 College
Tenney Erastus, bds 370 Van Buren W
TENNEY GEORGE C REV (Elsie L), Chaplain BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, Editor Medical Missionary, res 182 Haskell av
Tenney Gordon E, student, bds 57 Manchester
Tenney Irma E, student, bds 57 Manchester
Tenney Ivan D, student, bds 219 Wood N
Tenney Ivers A (Pearl), clk BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, res 219 Wood N
Tenney John E (Florence E), res 50 Rittenhouse av E
Tenney Rosabelle M (wid J Ellis), librarian BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, res 57 Manchester"
[Earl Ellis Tenney & Sylvia B. (Tenney) & Erastus Tenney & George Cydus Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & Gordon Ellis Tenney & Irma Elizabeth Tenney & Ivan D. Tenney & Ivers Ann Tenney & Pearl Lee French (Tenney) & John E. Tenney & Florence E. (Tenney) & Rosabella May Seeley (Tenney)].


1918: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Residence Year: 1918
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1918
"Tenney Earl E (Sylvia B), Sten, res 150 College
TENNEY GEORGE C REV (Elsie L), Chaplain BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, Editor Medical Missionary, res 182 Haskell av
Tenney Hazel, emp BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM
Tenney Irma E, librarian BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, bds 57 Manchester
Tenney Ivan D, ticket clk G T Ry, bds 182 Haskell av
Tenney, Rosabelle M (wid of J Ellis), librarian BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, res 57 Manchester
Tenney Frank, lab, res 23 Page"
[Earl Edwin Tenney & Sylvia B. (Tenney) & George Cydus Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & Hazel Amelia Tenney & Irma Elizabeth Tenney & Ivan D. Tenney & Rosabelle May Seely (Tenney) & John Ellis Tenney & Frank Melville Tenney].


1920 U. S. Federal Census (Jan. 22): Washington Heights, Calhoun County, Michigan
Nodal (?), House 182, Dwelling 275, Family 272

George C. Tenney, Own Home, Mortgaged, Head, Male, White, Age 73, Married, Attended School No, Can Read/Write Yes, Birthplace Pennsylvania, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania, Able to Speak English Yes, Occupation Chaplain - Sanitarium, Worker.

Elsie L. Tenney, Wife, Female, White, Age 68, Married, Birthplace Vermont, Father's Birthplace Vermont, Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire.


1921: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Residence Year: 1921
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1921
"Tenney Beth, sten, bds 57 Manchester
TENNEY GEORGE C REV (Elsie L), Chaplain BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM, Editor Medical Missionary, res 182 Haskell av
Tenney Ivan D, agt GTRy, bds 182 Haskell av
Tenney Rosabelle (wid J Ellis), Librarian BATTLECREEK SANITARIUM, res 57 Manchester"
[Irma Beth Tenney & George Cydus Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & Ivan D. Tenney & Rosabella May Seely (Tenney)].


1922: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Residence Year: 1922
Residence Place: Battle Creek, Michigan
Publication Title: Battle Creek, Michigan, City Directory, 1922
"Tenney Beth, sten Advance-Rumely Co, bds 57 Manchester
Tenney Elsie L (wid Rev George C), res 182 Haskell av
Tenney George C Rev (age 74), died Sept 24, 1921
Tenney Ivan D, ticket clk G T Ry, bds 182 Haskell av
TENNEY ROSABELLE (wid J Ellis), Librarian BATTLECREEK SANITARIUM, res 57 Manchester"
[Irma Beth Tenney & Elsie L. Shepard (Tenney) & George Cydus Tenney & Ivan D. Tenney & Rosabella May Seely (Tenney)].


1921: Obituary: Battle Creek Moon-Journal (Michigan), Monday, Sept. 26, 1921:
"ELDER TENNEY
KILLED BY AUTO
POPULAR SANITARIUM CHAPLAIN MEETS UNTIMELY DEATH SATURDAY.
Was Crossing East Main Street at Newark Ave. When Run Down; Driver of Car Not Blamed.
Inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Elder George C. Tenney, Sanitarium chaplain, who died Saturday evening after being run over by a heavy truck at the corner of East Main street and Newark avenue, will be held Wednesday afternoon, Coroner Carl Gray announced today.
Testimony to be given at the inquest will include that of witnesses of the tragedy, who have already been interviewed by Chief of Police Ralph Day, who is conducting an investigation today. Chief Day said the witnesses told him that Rex Rodman, colored truck driver of 360 Goldwater street, and driver of the truck which killed Elder Tenney, was driving cautiously at the time of the accident. Rodman fainted when he saw the aged minister crushed beneath the wheels of his truck.
The accident happened at 5:30 p.m. Saturday when Elder Tenney with Mrs. Tenney and their grandson, George, were crossing East Main street at Newark avenue to board a street car after having visited the grave of his son, Evers, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
According to Mrs. Tenney, who witnessed the accident, she and her little grandson, George, had crossed through the line of automobiles, but did not believe that her husband, who was lame, would attempt a crossing. As she reached the curb across the street, she turned, to see her husband on the pavement being dragged by the truck. Other witnesses claimed the front wheel passed over his head.
Taken to Sanitarium.
A passing motorist conveyed the elder with his wife and grandson to the Sanitarium hospital where he was attended by Dr. James T. Case. His skull was found to be fractured, while his right ear was torn off. Internal injuries were also found. Death came at 6:50 p.m.
The funeral is to be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Sanitarium chapel, south end of the main building, entrance from the south end. Rev. M. B. Kelly, pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist church, will conduct the services, assisted by Dr. Chas. W. Heald, of the Sanitarium medical staff.
Dr. Kellogg, superintendent of the institution, is absent in the East but is expected to return Tuesday morning and will make some remarks on behalf of the institution. Rev. S. B. Crandell will speak on behalf of the Ministerial association of the city.
The pass bearers are as follows: Dr. Wm. H. Riley; George H. Murphy, M. W. Wentworth, Dr. E. L. Eggleston, Dr. F. B. Johanson and Frank Tappan.
George Cyrus Tenney was born at Liberty, PA., August 27, 1847, where he lived until eight years of age when his parents moved to Wisconsin and settled on a farm.
While still a young man he decided to devote his life to the ministry and after his graduation from college in 1876, was ordained a minister. For the next ten years he labored in the Seventh Day Adventist church, preaching in churches of Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota. Then he went to Australia where for five years he was a minister as well as editor and publishing manager for the Seventh Day Adventist denomination in that country.
Upon his return from Australia he became for the first time connected with the Sanitarium as a member of the college teaching staff, while conducting editorial work on medical religion. After five years in this work he again returned to Australia to resume extension work for the church, remaining there another five years.
Returned Here in 1891.
In 1891 he again returned to Battle Creek where he was an instructor in the medical training school of the Sanitarium college and at the same time edited "The Medical Missionary Magazine," which was published at that time at the Sanitarium. Since that time, he has been continuously connected with the Sanitarium, serving for the last fifteen years as an elder of the Seventh Day Adventist church and as chaplain at the Sanitarium.
Elder Tenney is survived by his wife, Elsie L. Tenney, as one daughter, Mrs. Ralph C. DeVault of Chicago. Mr. DeVault was formerly connected with the Sanitarium as a photographer and only recently went to Chicago to enter the motion picture field. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. John Tenney, and a nephew and niece who reside on Manchester street.
One son, Evers, died about a year ago. Two grandsons, Ivan and George, are the sons of Evers Tenney.
Through his sermons and writings on medical religion and travel, Elder Tenney was known throughout the United States. As a young man, he traveled around the world, and later published a book in 1895, called "Journeys by Land and by Sea."
During the last few years Elder Tenney has been exceedingly active in educational and religious departments of the Sanitarium, having been editor of the "Welfare Bulletin," director of the two libraries, and bible teacher in the training school for nurses. He was prominent in the movement to establish a home for aged and infirm missionaries in this city."


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Book: Journeys by Land and Sea: A Visit to Five Continents (1895): At Cornell University: Except:
Land and Sea
Leave-Taking.
Home is one of the sail experiences of this life with which all are more or less familiar. The uncertainty that enshrouds earthly experiences f*** and prospect helps much to make it what it is. When one leaves his fireside, even for a day's labor, there is an anxiety for his return that is most fully expressed in the tlie [?] joyous homecoming at evening. The joy of his presence is heightened by gratitude for his escape from the possible evils.
Swarm around every path in life. Much more, then, when hundreds and thousands of leagues of unknown ways live before the traveler, do feelings of sadness and foreboding hover over him as he crosses the threshold of home with the purpose of putting the whole world between him and that loved spot.
In mid-winter, farewells were said to friends in the central part of the United States, and we entered upon the first stage of our journey in route to the Pacific coast. That winter was an unusually severe one. The last night of travel east of the Missouri River was well calculated to leave a lasting impression of what a Minnesota and Iowa winter can be. A lively lizard raised, and the cold was intense. It was with difficulty that the train made any progress. At times the wheels would struggle with the accumulation of snow, going slower and slower till they surrendered, and then we would wonder what next. But by dient [?]
of shoveling and some vigorous ramming with the small snow plow attached to the engine the bond would be broken, and we proceeded. Inside the car it was impossible to keep warm; and between shivering with the cold and shaking with an apprehension of being derailed it ethegelatine [?]
and jerking of the train, we were almost put out of joint with ourselves. This experience did much to alleviate the pain of separation which one actually feels when leaving the land of his childhood, even for a temporary sojourn in warmer latitudes.
As the storm on that night was in it earlier stages, the drifting snow did not compel a resort to such means as are shown in the illustration opposite this page. But it is not uncommon in the northern states, where the snow falls deep, to see three or four powerful locomotives with gigantic snow plow in front, pushing their way through drift, while the snow flies and small avalanches on either side. Such a scene is full of excitement to the beholders, and is fraught with danger to the engine men who can only crowd on steam and rush blindly forward with all the force those great machines can master. When at last they can go no farther, they are reversed, backed up a mile or so, and then with full ferry around into the yielding snow.
From Kansas City our course was by Santa Fe route. We were soon hurried over the level Plains of Kansas, and out of the region of snow, except for the highlands of New Mexico and Arizona. This was in the early days of the "tourist sleepers." These cars were without any upholestry, and so constructed that the seats could be converted into birth at night, and a hanging above would be let down, thus furnishings sleeping accommodations equal to the seating capacity. Each passenger provided his own bedding and cared for it. In each end of the car patient [?]
stove on which water might be heated and some of the similar forms of culinary work carried on. The USAV [?]
past five days and nights eating, sleeping, reading, visiting, writing, in and roll ven [?] journey to Los Angeles in Southern California.
10 Monton any of the scenery of the strip is so near Lee sent all that in Little Nell Hills sale on the there re. On the plane of Arizona some reading our color rock Palisades are to be seen. [?]
I nearly all the trans and lien toll route there are at least a few points of special interest, but generally they are far between; besides, these are so quickly passed that they leave but a faint impression on the mind. The mountains crossed on this railway are very disappointing to nearly all who see them for the first time after having heard so much of the glories of the right ease me [?]
the Sierras. The explanation of this fact is that in the locating these lines precipitous portions of the mountains are avoided, and the low passes with long gradual approaches are selected because they are so much for soul [?] for real race [?]. That's when Harley [?] realizes, as he listens hour after in there to the labor scene of the engine that he is bringing these famous mountains while deform….
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  • Maintained by: Julie Evans
  • Originally Created by: Debra Stanley
  • Added: 20 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15432021
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev George Cydus Tenney (27 Aug 1847–24 Sep 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15432021, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Julie Evans (contributor 47167097) .