Olive Tenney (Strong) (1818 - 1881)

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Birthplace: Wales, Genesee, New York, USA
Death: Died in Saint Johns, Apache, Arizona, USA
Managed by: Paula Medearis
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About Olive Tenney (Strong)

Olive was born to Ezra Strong, Jr. and Olive Lowell in Wales, Genessee County, New York. In 1821, after Olive was born, that area was taken from Genessee County to form Erie County, where the town of Wales is today.

Olive married Nathan Cram Tenney March 18, 1841 in Berreman, Jo Davies County, Illinois.

They had nine children together; only four of whom lived past childhood.

Ammon Meshach Tenney (1844 - 1925)

Nathan Cram Tenney, Jr. (1846 - Before 1860)

Olive Eliza Tenney (1848 - 1916)

Nancy Ann Tenney (Abt 1850 - Bef 1852)

Phoebe Relief Tenney (Abt 1851 - Abt 1853)

John Lowell Tenney (1856 - 1936)

Abbey Celestia Tenney (Abt 1856 - About 1857)

Samuel Benjamin Tenney (1858 - 1949)

Marvelous Flood Tenney (1862 - 1865)

When Olive and Nathan lived in San Bernardino, California (1851 to January, 1858), Olive taught school.

Obituary: Deseret News February 23, 1881

At St. John, Apache County, Arizona, January 20th, 1881, at 6 o'clock a.m., of pneumonia, OLIVE STRONG, beloved wife of Nathan C. Tenney.

She leaves a husband and four children and seventeen grandchildren, all of whom were residing here.

Brother Tenney has been on a mission to the Western States for nearly two years, but has been released to return home, and she was very anxious to live till he arrived.

She embraced the Gospel in her youth and removed to Utah in 1848, and was one of the pioneers of Dixey. She removed to Arizona in 1877. She was a member of the Relief Society and taught a Spanish class in the Sabbath School. She always attended Sabbath meeting regularly. She bore a faithful testimony to her children of the divinity of the Gospel the evening before she died. She was born in Wales, Gennesee County, New York, February 18, 1819.

New York and Minnesota papers, please copy.

Epilogue: Nathan did not make it back to Arizona before Olive died.

Parents:

 

Ezra Strong (____ - 1877)


Spouse:

 

Nathan Cram Tenney (1817 - 1882)


Children:

 

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)


Marvelous Flood Tenney (1862 - 1865)

 

Samuel Benjamin Tenney (1868 - 1949)


Maintained by: For Emma

Originally Created by: Raymond McGrath

Record added: Apr 02, 2006

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Olive Tenney's Timeline

1818
February 18, 1818
Wales, Genesee, New York, USA
1841
March 18, 1841
Age 23
Illinois
June 21, 1841
Age 23
Bremen, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
1844
November 16, 1844
Age 26
Rand, Lee, Iowa
1846
April 4, 1846
Age 28
Florence, Douglas, Nebraska
1849
April 27, 1849
Age 31
Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah
1851
November 17, 1851
Age 33
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
1853
1853
Age 34
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
1855
1855
Age 36
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
1856
July 29, 1856
Age 38
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California