The Tener Family

This is a journal kept by Dennis Holmes and friends concerning the Tener Family.
The links below will take you to the "Tener Blue Book" - "TENER: A History of the Family in France, Ireland and America"; and to a Finding Aid.

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Sunday, January 16, 2005


As mentioned I received a number of news articles, including a few obituaries, from a descendant of Sarah Tener who married Eugene Feuchtinger - Tener Blue Book page 77. Below are the content of a few of these articles:

Stephan Wallis TENER -
Cleveland, May 25, 1940: Stephen W. Tener, magager for twenty-eight years of the safety and pensions department of American Steel and Wire Company, died today at the age of 75. Mr. Tener retired in 1932. He was a brother of John K. Tener, former Governor of Pennsylvania.
** We know that Stephen was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and immigrated to America in 1873. In 1890 Pittsburgh City Directory he was listed as a "clerk'. We know he was married to Katherine Randall about 1891, and they had five children. Mr. Tener was interred at Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

John Kinley TENER, ex-Governor -
Pittsburgh, May 19, 1940: John Kinley Tener, former Governor of Pennsylvania and onetime president of the National Baseball League, died in his home here at 7:00 AM yesterday of a heart attack suffered on May 1.
His obituary covers one column one full page. I will gladly send the full contents of his obituary to anyone who requests it.

Hampden Evans TENER -
. . . in his eighty-third year, at Montclair, New Jersey, on Friday August 27, 1948, brother of Mrs. Hubert C. Tener, Mrs. Dana C. Hyde, and Wilfred A. Tener. Service will be held at his home, 200 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair. Announcement of time later.
**We know that Hampden was an assistant to Andrew Carnegie and maintained a relationship with the executives of that organization practically until his death. Born in Ireland, educated in England and immigrated to America in 1882. He was naturalized in 1892. After Carnegie Steel was sold, he was involved in banking and he had time to pursue his passion - farming where he maintained a farm in New York and raised a very prized herd of Milking Shorthorns. He was also a founder and one time president of the American Milking Shorthorn Association.

Wilfred Allen TENER -
Montclair, N.J., Dec. 31, 1954: Wilfred Allen Tener, retired New York investment broker, died yesterday. He was 72 years old and was in the brokerage business in New York from 1919 until his retirement in 1932. During World War I, he worked with the Young Men's Christian Association in France. A sister and brother survive.
**He was born in Ireland in 1881, and immigrated with the family in 1884. In 1930 he lived with his brother Hampden at 200 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair NJ. At the time of his death he was living at 27 Hillside Ave., Montclair NJ. He is interred at Homewood Cemetery,. Pittsburgh PA.