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TENNEY, FRANK, assistant superintendent of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, was born in Boston, Mass., February 4, 1861. He is the son of Benjamin F. Tenney and Mary (Viles) Tenney. B. F. Tenney was born in Sutton, Worcester county, Mass., October 27, 1813, and was for many years a merchant in Boston, but subsequently became a member of the Boston Stock Exchange with which he is still connected. Mr. Tenney was married, in January, 1861, to Mary Bowman Viles, daughter of John and Sally (Dudley) Viles, of Lexington, Mass. Their children are: Frank; Maud, wife of F. F. Sherburn, and Arthur, who died in 1866.

Frank Tenney was educated in the public schools of Boston, finishing his course in the English high school in 1879. He then took a four years' course in metallurgical and mining engineering in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving the degree of S. B. in 1883. Shortly after graduating Mr. Tenney came to Steelton and was appointed assistant superintendent of the blast furnaces and served in this position until the fall of 1885 when he was transferred to Ashland, Baltimore county, Md., to take charge of some blast furnaces which the Pennsylvania Steel Company had leased. In 1886 he returned to Steelton and was made purchasing agent of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, which he held until 1890. From this year until 1893 Mr. Tenney was assistant to the general manager, when he was promoted to be assistant superintendent, which position he has since that time filled. Mr. Tenney was married, in Hull, Mass., June 4, 1889, to Miss Edith C., daughter of George F. and A. F. (Cutler) Bouve, of Boston. Their children are: John B., born June 26, 1890; Margaret, April 1, 1892, and Katharine, October 5, 1894. Mr. Tenney's politics are Republican. Hie is a member of the school board of Steelton.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 2 Sep 2001

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