Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 25, 1905
Page 1
After a Long Life She Passes Away
at the Home of Her Son.
          Mrs. Marinda Tennant  died Sunday, Sept, 25th, 1905, at her home, 116 west Broadway, aged eighty-eight years, nine months and twenty-seven days.
          Mrs. Tennant was the daughter of  Jonathan and Sarah Thompson  and was born near Worthington, Ohio, Nov. 29th, 1816.  She was the oldest of ten children, only two of whom still live,  Elias P.,  of this city, and  Lewis Thompson, of Kansas.
          In 1821, with her parents she moved to the vicinity of Rising Sun, Ind., and again in 1824, to near Greensburg, Decatur county.  At this place she united with the Sand Creek Baptist church, under the pastorate of Rev. Stogsdale.
          In 1834, she moved to Shelby county, settled on the farm east of Shelbyville and united with the Mt. Pisgah church.
          Nov. 1st, 1838, she was united in marriage to  Richard R. Tennant  by Rev. Stogsdale, he dying May 21, 1871, leaving his wife and six children,  Jonathan,  Edgar,  Asa,  Anna Reece,  Nancy Limpus  and  Lydia McCabe,  all of whom survive her except Asa, who died in December, 1903.
          For the last fifteen years she has resided in this city and has been a faithful member of the First Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be held at her late home Tuesday at 2 p.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. H. Deere.
          Friends may call from 7:30 till 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. tomorrow, interment in Forest Hill.  Edwards & Hageman in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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