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108. Miles Pinkney DENNIS was born on 25 November 1848 in Jackson County, Tennessee.32,33,34,36 He died on 12 April 1907 at the age of 58 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.36

Census indicated Miles was born in 1846. His dates are from family Bible records.

1880 Census. Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 378
M. P. Dennis, 31, railroad laborer, b. TN, parents b. TN
Elisabeth, 26, wife, b. MS, parents b. MS
James W., 11, son, b. Texas as were all the boys
John P. 9, son
Joseph H. 7, son
Chas. 4, son
Albert Lee, age 3 months, born in March Note: [This child was Walter Lee]
Henry Smith, age 13, ward, b. Bavaria

I did not find Miles in 1900; Elizabeth with three of their children living in Dallas Co and said she was "married". I have not found a marriage record for the suggested 2nd marriage.

Buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, TX. Shares a headstone with first wife Elizabeth.

Miles Pinkney DENNIS and Mary Elizabeth NELSON were married on 12 February 1868.36 They36 were divorced before 1897. Mary Elizabeth NELSON was born on 14 March 1853 in Mississippi.36 She died on 6 August 1923 at the age of 70 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.36


1900 Census. Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX ED 136, Hh 83
Elizabeth Dennis, b. Mar 1853, married 30 years, 7 children - 6 are living, b. MS, Farmer
Joseph H., son, b. May 1873, age 27, b. Texas
Alta, dau, b. Aug 1885, age 14, b. TX
Walter L., son, b. May 1881, b. TX

1920 Census. Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 8
William M. Moore, age 37, b. TX
Alta, wife, 34, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. MS
Mable, dau, 18, b. TX
Elizabeth Dennis, motherin-law, age 69, widow, b. Missouri [wrong - should be Mississippi] father b. AL, mother b. MS
Next door in Hh 8
Charle A. Dennis, 43, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. MS
Nannie, wife, 33, b. TX
Charles son age 1 year, 11 months, b. OK
Raymond, Nephew, 19, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. IN

Texas Death Certificate #22320. Mrs. Elizabeth Dennis of Pleasant Mound, Dallas Co, TX, died 6 Aug 1923. She had ovarian cancer. The informant was W. L. Dennis of Dallas (her youngest son). Her birth was given as 14 Mar 1850; she was born in Mississippi. Her father was William Nelson, mother's name unknown.

She is buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas County, TX, as is her son Walter Lee and daughter Alta.

Miles Pinkney DENNIS and Mary Elizabeth NELSON had the following children:

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James W. DENNIS was born in 1869 in Texas.

1900 Census. Justice Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 71
James W. Dennis, b. Feb 1869, age 31, married 6 years, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. TX, farmer
Minnie, wife, b. Feb 1875, 25, 2 children, b. TX
Sula M., dau, b. May 1897, age 3
William O., son, b. Nov 1899, 6 months
William Stanford, Lodger, b. Nov 1867, age 23, Single, b. AR

1910 Census. Dallas Ward 10, Dallas, TX, Hh 102
James W. Dennis, 41, married 15 years, mounted police
Minnie, wife, 37, 5 children
Sula M., dau 12. Olan W., son, 10. Loyd J., son, 9. Thelma L., dau, 6. Lorene A., dau, age 2.

1920 Census. Justice prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 274
James W. Dennis, 51. Minnie, wife, 46.
Loyd, son 18. Lola T., dau, 14. Lorine, dau, 12. Ethel M., dau, 9 years, 7 months. Virna D., dau, 3 years, 4 months.
Nancy A. Pike, mother-in-law, 75, widow, b. MO

1930 Census. Justice Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, H102
William Dennis, 62. Minnie, wife, 56.
Vernadine, dau, age 13.
Ellis Watkins, adopted son, age 10.

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John Pinkney DENNIS was born on 31 January 1871 in Texas. He died on 1 September 1939 at the age of 68 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.

1900 Census. Justice Prec 3, Johnson Co, TX, Hh 168
J. P. Dennis, b. Jan 1871, age 29, married 10 years, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. MS
Dora, wife, b. March 1875, age 25, 5 children - all living, b. IN
Herman H., son, b. Jul 1891, age 8. Lora E., dau, b. Apr. 1893, age 7. Herbert, son, b. Dec 1896, age 3. Calvin, son, b. Apr 1898, age 2. Homer, son, b. May 1900, 0 months

1910 Census. Jermyn, Jack Co, TX, Hh 181
John P. Dennis, age 40, married once for 19 years, wagon Driver, General Hauling
Dora, wife, 36, 9 children - 7 are living
Henry H., son, 18. Herbert H., son 13. Calvin, son 11. Raymon J., son 9. Hazel, dau 3. Ima, dau, age 3.
Walter Whiting, boarder, 21

1920 Census. Justice Prec 2, Ochitree Co, TX, Hh 219
John P. Dennis, 49, b. TX, house carpenter
Dora, wife, 45, b. IN
Herbert H., son, 23. Calvin C., son 21. John R., son 18. Hazel N., dau, age 13. Ima, dau age 11. Tochie, son age 6. Mary E., dau, 3 years, 6 months, b. OK

1930 Census. Dallas City, Dallas, TX, Hh 274
J. P. Dennis, 59, widowed, 20 when first married, Repairs, T & P RR
J. R., son, 26, Labor
T. N. Thausan, s-son, 16. [possibly a foster child or a grandson - not a stepson]
Mary Dennis, dau, age 13.

Texas Death Certificate #41414. Lists parents as Pinkney Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson. Mrs. Lela Dennis of Mesquite was the informant and she is listed as his wife. He died of congestion of the lungs on 1 Sep 1939. John was born 31 Jan 1871, Sherman, TX. His occupations was that of car repairer for the Texas & Pacific Railway.

Buried Graceland Cemetery, Jermyn, Jack County, Texas.
Joint marker with wife Dora Fentess, born 14 Mar 1876, died 9 Sep 1926, Dallas.


In 1940, Herman Dennis, lived next door to his aunt Alta Dennis Moore - in the same house he had lived in 1935. He was by then age 49. Wife Edna was 43.
Children: Hubert, son, 23. Dorthy, dau, 19. Alta Mae, dau 18. Eula Fay, dau, 16. J. P., son 14. George William, son , 12. Ruby Francis, dau, 10. Evert Lee, son, 5. Vera Nadene, dau, age 1.

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Joseph W. DENNIS was born in 1873 in Texas.

1900 Census. Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX ED 136, Hh 83
Elizabeth Dennis, b. Mar 1853, married 30 years, 7 children - 6 are living, b. MS, Farmer
Joseph H., son, b. May 1873, age 27, b. Texas
Alta, dau, b. Aug 1885, age 14, b. TX
Walter L., son, b. May 1881, b. TX

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Charles DENNIS was born in 1876 in Texas.

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Walter Lee DENNIS was born on 10 April 1880 in Dallas County, Texas. He died on 4 December 1938 at the age of 58 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

1910 Census. Dallas Ward 10, Dallas TX, Hh 18
Walter Dennis, 30, married for 2 years, Teamster, Ice wagon
Annie, wife, 21, no children

12 Sep 1918
World War I Draft Registration
Walter Lee Dennis of 4802 Reiger, Dallas TX was age 38, b. 10 Apr 1880. He was self-employed as an Ice Dealer ofr Columbia Mfg Co, Dallas. Nearest relative was Mrs. Annie Dennis at the same address. Walter was tall and slender, Blue eyes, Brown hair.

1930 Census. Dallas City, Dallas, TX, Hh 461
Walter L. Dennis, age 48, married at age 31, b. TX, Ice Salesman, Ice Co
Annie, D., wife, 39, b. TX father b. AL, mother b. AL
James W. Dennis, son, age 12, b. TX

Texas Death Certificate #54441. Walter Lee Dennis died at home, 6343 Richmond, Dallas, TX on 4 Dec, 1938. He died of coronary occlusion (heart attack). There was an Inquest. Walter was born 10 April, 1880. His wife was Annie Dora Dennis and she was the informant. He had worked as a truck driver for a Wrecking Co. Parents are listed as M. P. Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson. Buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas Co.

Walter was the son of Miles Pinkney Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson. Walter was a truck driver for a wrecking company. He was survived by his wife, Annie Dora Dennis; his son, James Dennis; a sister, Mrs. Alta Moore; and two brothers, John P. Dennis and Charley A. Dennis.

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Alta Corine DENNIS was born on 2 August 1885 in Dallas County, Texas. She died on 2 November 1966 at the age of 81 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

1910 Census. Justice Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 138
William M. Moore, 28, married for 8 years, b. TX,Farmer
Alta, wife, 24, 1 child, b. TX
Mabel, dau, age 7, b. TX

William Marion Moore's World War I Draft Registation.
12 Sep 1918
William Marion Moore of Rt. 3, Dallas was age 36, b. 9 Jan 1882. Farming for himself. His nearest relative was Alta Moore.
Medium height and build. Brown eyes, black hair.

1920 Census. Justice Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 8
William M. Moore, 37, b. TX, father b. IL, mother b. TX, farmer
Alta, wife, 34, b. TX, father b. TN,, mother b. MS
Mable, Dau, 18, b. TX
Elizabeth Dennis, mother-in-law, 69, widow, b. MO (Mississippi)

1930 Census. Justice Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 89
William M. Moore, 49, married at age 19
Alta C., wife, 45, married at age 16

1940 Census. Justice Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 95
W. M. Moore, 58, b. TX Lived in same house in 1935. Carpenter, Bldg Const.
Alta, wife, 54
Jess Ponder, son-in-law, 38, b. OK. Lived in same house in 1935
Mable Ponder, dau, 38 - Jess & Mable own a Cafe
Billie Ponder, grandson, 17. James, grandson, 15. Dolores Ann, granddau, 10.
Leta Dennis, Servant, 47, widow, b. TX. 1935 lived in Tarrant Co TX, Housekeeper
Next door in Hh 96 was Herman Dennis, 49, wife Edna, 43, and their nine children.

Texas Death Certificate #71899. Alta Corine Moore died 2 Nov 1966; she was 81. She was born 2 Aug 1885, Dallas Co, TX and was married at the time of her death. Jim Ponder was the informant, no relationship stated. She died of a heart attack at home, 8113 Scyene Road, Dallas, where she had lived for 25 years. Parents are listed as Miles Pinkney Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson.

Texas Death Certificate #25409 William Marion Moore, 8133 Scyene Road, Dallas, had lived in this place for 88 years (his whole life). He died 29 Mar 1970, widowed. He was born 9 Jan 1882 in Dallas. His occupation had been that of carpenter, construction. His father was William Thomas Moore; his mother Etta Elam. The informant was grandson, Bill Ponder. William died of leukemia; he had been ill for three months. Buried Plesant (sic) Mound Cemetery

Alta is buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas Co. FindAGrave.com lists her husband as William Marion Moore, b. 9 Jan 1882, d. 29 Mar 1970 - he is buried there as well.
A daughter was Lola Mabel who married Jess Marlin Ponder and they are also buried at Pleasant Mound.

Miles Pinkney DENNIS and Louisa C. WOODY were married on 27 October 1897 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.36 Louisa C. WOODY was born (date unknown).