The Tener Family

This is a journal kept by Dennis Holmes and friends concerning the Tener Family.
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Sunday, January 16, 2005

Mrs. Annie Fallbush Tener

A Tener Descendant recently shared with me a number of newspaper articles regarding the Tener Family. They do no good aging in my file cabinet - so let me share them with you!

Since I just posted a story about the George Tener families - what follows is the content of a Aug. 17, 1952 obituary from the New York Times:

Mrs George E. TENER -- Special to The New York Times: SEWICKLEY, PA, Aug. 16 ---
Mrs Annie Falbrush Tener, widow of George Evans Tener, died in her home here yesterday after a long illness. Her age was 86.

During the first World War Mrs. Tener was chairman of the local committee of the American Fund for French Wounded and in the second conflict she was active in British War Relief and Bundles for Britain. She was a board member of the local Red Cross unit and the Sewickley Home for Crippled Children.

Mrs. Tener belonged to the Allegheny County Garden Club and to the Cape Anne Garden Club in Glouchester, Mass., where she had a summer home since 1913. She was the sister-in-law of the late John Kinley Tener, former Governor of Pennsylvania.

Surviving are a son, Alexander Campbell Tener of Sewickley; a daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Muir of New York, wife of the president and editorial board chairman of Newsweek magazine; a sister, Mrs. William A. Byron of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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In 1925 their home was listed as "Ardarra" in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

In 2002 we visited Sewickley, PA, and we were told of the location of Ardarra. We followed the directions and as best as I could determine - the home had been demolished. It was my understanding it was on the top of a hill facing and holding a commanding view of the river and the city below.

The summer home mentioned above in Glouchester, MA. was called 'Ardarra By-The-Sea", and was the home in which her daughter married Malcolm Muir.