The Tener Family

This is a journal kept by Dennis Holmes and friends concerning the Tener Family.
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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ethel Decima TENER

Ethel was the tenth child of Hampden Evans and Eliza Frost Tener. She was born in Co. Tyrone North Ireland in 1879; and immigrated to America with the family in 1882.

She lived with the family inPittsburgh, and she is noted in the 1900 City of Pittsburgh Directory as being a teacher at the Colfax School.

In an undated newspaper article - located in a Tener Family vertical file in the Montclair NJ library, reference is made that Ethel was "decorated" by the Queen of Belgium for her Y.M.C.A. work in France in support of the troops there for W.W.I.

After the War she was residing with her brother Hampden E. Tener at his home in Montclair, NJ. This is documented in the April 1920 US Census population schedule.

On a ship's manifest she is listed in Feb. 1924 as returning to the US aboard the good ship 'Orca" These manifests included a physical description of her: She had brown hair, brown eyes, was 5'8" tall, fair complexion, and no other marks of identification.

In 1929, at the age of 48 years, she married Dana Cutting Hyde of Massachusetts. In the 1930 US Census Dana Hyde was listed as 'secretary-treasurer' for a lace factory. They were living in Ormand, Florida at that time.

When he completed his WWII draft registration card he was listed as working for Harvard Trust Company, Cambridge Mass. They resided there until Danas death. I do not know exactly when he died, but after he passed away (?), Ethel went to Montclair NJ and cared for her brother until he passed away in Aug. 1948. (*NOTE: Her obituary suggests her husband surviver her.)

On Feb. 6, 1953, Ethel Tener Hyde passed away in Ormond Beach, Florida. Her obituary follows: