John H. Tenison, 86, scion of a
prominent Posey county family and a retired Center township farmer, died at today in Newton Rest Home in Evansville where he had resided for the last two
He was a former trustee and assessor of Center township
and a leader for many years in Posey county Democratic politics.
His fatal illness extended over a period of six months and he had
been critically ill for the last three weeks.
The body has been brought to Short-Niehaus
Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon and it will remain there through the
funeral service at Friday in Short-Niehaus
chapel. Rev. Arthur C. Blackburn, a retired General Baptist preacher and
a long time friend of the deceased, will conduct the service. Burial will
be in Mt.Zion cemetery north of Oliver station.
Mr. Tenison was a native of Posey county. His parents were Marion Tenison
and Mary GwaltneyTenison.
The deceased's wife, nee Susie Lurst,
died in 1941.
four sons, Earl Tenison, Evansville, LaslieTenison, R. r. 1, Mt.Vernon, and Noble Tenison,
Downey, Calif; a daughter Mrs. Eldred D. Hayes, Evansville; 11 grandchildren and 18 great
grandchildren, and a brother, Charles F. Tenison, R.
R. 4 Mt. Vernon.