Fourth Generation

108. William H "Willie" DENNIS was born on 8 July 1885 in Jackson County, Tennessee.23 He died on 30 November 1984 at the age of 99 in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee. He was buried in Harris Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee.53

In 1910, Putnam County TN, Civil District 16, Hh 43, I found a William H. Dennis, age 25, had been married for 3 years, to Kansas, his wife, age 29. The age is right, but I do not know if this is the same man.

Married Candies Ellis, 9 June 1907, Putnam Co, TN. License was taken out on June 8th; E. L. Bean was bondsman.

1910 Census. 16th Civil Dist, Putnam, TN, Hh 43
William H. Dennis, 27, married 3 years
Kanses, wife, no children

1920 Census. Civil Dist 16, Putnam, TN, Hh 189
Sam Ellis, 66, widow, b. TN
Willie Dennis, son-in-law, age 34
Candies, dau, age 38
Elmer Mahan, unrelated, age 7, b. TN

1930 Census. Civil Dist 16, Putnam, TN, Hh 107
Will Dennis, age 44, married at 23, b. TN, parents b. TN, Farmer, general farm
Candies, wife, 48, married at 30, b. TN, parents b. TN
Samie Lee, son, age 5
Sam Ellis, fatherin-law, age 76, widow, m. at 22, b. TN

1940 Census. Putnam, TN, Hh 86
Willis H. Dennis, 54, b. TN - lived in Rural Putnam Co in 1935
Candies Dennis, wife, 58
Sam Lee, son, 15
Samuel Lindsey Ellis, father-in-law, 86, widow

Undated newspaper announcement:
Funderal services for William H. (Willy) Dennis, 99, of Route 2, Baxter, will be held Monday, Dec. 3 at 1 pm in the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery.
Mr. Dennis, a farmer, died Nov. 30 1984 at Cookeville General Hospital.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late LeRoy and Mary Ann Bean Dennis.
His family includes one son, Sammy Lee Dennis of Michigan, one sister-in-law, Lucy Markel of Cookeville; two nieces Beulah Apple and Mae Alexander of Cookeville; three nephews, Tom Bean, Otha Bean, and Ernest Bean of Cookeville.
Dyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

there is a picture of his grave marker:
W. H. Dennis
July 8, 1885
Nov 30, 1984
Gone From Our Home But
Not From Our Hearts

William H "Willie" DENNIS and Mary Candice ELLIS were married on 9 June 1907 in Putnam County, Tennessee. Mary Candice ELLIS was born on 5 September 1880 in Tennessee. She died on 25 November 1966 at the age of 86 in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee.

buried Harris Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam Co, TN

William H "Willie" DENNIS and Mary Candice ELLIS had the following children:



Samuel Lee DENNIS was born on 12 July 1924 in Putnam County, Tennessee. He died on 13 March 1991 at the age of 66 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Buried Crest Lawn Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam Co, TN

Unidentified newspaper clipping:
Sammie Dennis
MICHIGAN - Funeral services for Sammie Lee Dennie, 66 of Michigan will be held Monday, March 18, at 10 am from the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Crestlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Dennis died Wednesday (March 13, 1991) in Michigan.
Born in Putnam County on July 12, 1924, he was the son of the late Willie (Will) and Candice Ellis Dennis.
His family includes his wife, Helen Dennis of Michigan; one stepdaughter, Katherine Artman of Michigan and several cousins....