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Olive Strong Tenney (Strong)

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Wales, Genesee, New York, USA
Death: January 12, 1881 (62)
Saint Johns, Apache, Arizona, USA
Place of Burial: Saint Johns, Apache, Arizona, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of "Elder" Ezra Strong and Olive Strong
Wife of Nathan Cram Tenney
Mother of George Alma Tenney; Ammon Ammon Meshach Tenney; Nathan Cram Tenney, Jr.; Olive Eliza Tenney; Nancy Ann Tenney and 5 others
Sister of Sampson Strong; Priscilla Porter and Solomon Strong

Managed by: Paula Claire Essmeier
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About Olive Strong Tenney

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 Genesee County to form Erie County, where the town of Wales is today. Olive married Nathan Cram Tenney March 18, 1841, in Bremen, Jo Davies County, Illinois. They had ten children together; only four of whom lived past childhood.

George Alma Tenney (born June 21, 1841, Bremen, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, died May 1, 1848, Winter Quarters, Nebraska)

Ammon Meshach Tenney (1844 - 1925)

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

Olive Eliza Tenney (1848 - 1916)

Nancy Ann Tenney (About 1850 - Before 1852)

Phoebe Relief Tenney (About 1851 - About 1853)

John Lowell Tenney (1856 - 1936)

Abbey Celestia Tenney (About 1856 - About 1857)

Samuel Benjamin Tenney (1858 - 1949)

Marvelous Flood Tenney (1862 - 1865)

When Olive and Nathan lived in San Bernardino, California, (from 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 untill 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, Genesee 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.



Ezra Strong (____ - 1877)



Nathan Cram Tenney (1817 - 1882)



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)

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Originally Created by: Raymond McGrath

Record added: Apr 02, 2006

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Olive Strong Tenney's Timeline

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