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Daniel Kent Tenney (1834 - 1915)

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Daniel Kent Tenney
Born in New Yorkmap
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Died in Madison, WImap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Aug 2016
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Daniel Tenney was one of the first students to attend the University of Wisconsin. He was a philanthropist and an important citizen in the early history of Madison, Wisconsin. He provided the land and is the namesake of Tenney Park there.


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), D K Tenney in household of H A Tenney, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States; citing family 933, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "Wisconsin State Census, 1905," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 November 2014), Daniel Tenney, Madison city, ward 01, Dane, Wisconsin; citing p. 431, line 20, State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,020,444.

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