Born in Columbia Falls, ME on Jan. 17, 1867. By the 1890s Tenney had settled in Fresno. He taught drawing and manual training in the public schools there until moving to Oakland about 1902. Leaving California, he moved to Mexico in the late 1920s and remained there until his demise in Guadalajara in 1958.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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