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The Tennilles

Francis Tennille (1747)
William A. Tennille (1792)
Francis T. Tennille (1799)
William A. Tennille (1840)
Mary A. Tennille (1870)
George F. Tennille (1873)
William A. Tennille, Jr. (1877)

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Mary Alice Tennille

Spouse: William Frederick Dix
Mary Alice was born Dec. 18, 1870
She married William Frederick Dix of East Orange NJ on June 2, 1900.

Mary Alice Tennille was born in New York in 1870. Mr. and Mr. Dix lived in South Orange, N.J. and built their house on Quiogue in 1909 where they summered until 1946. At that time Mrs. Dix made Quiogue her permanent home. She was a member of the Listen-to-me Club of the Oranges, the Orange Lawn and Tennis Club, Quantuck Beach Club, and the Southern Society. She was one of the original active members of the Westhampton Garden Club and had won many awards for her beautiful flower arrangements, and was made an honorary member. Mrs. Dix was an amateur artist, showing her paintings in the Hamptons and New Jersey in various exhibits.

Her grandchildren affectionately called her, Nona, the Italian word for grandmother. Her first grandchild, Carla, was born in Italy.


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Mrs. Mary Alice Tennille Dix at time of marriage

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