George T. Rennard

b. February 1868, d. 27 November 1938
  • George T. Rennard was born in February 1868 in Streatham, Surrey, England.
  • He married Elizabeth Ann Tann.
  • About 1903, a photographic portrait was made of George Rennard and his family.
  • The following appeared on 12 August 1929 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: George Rennard, of 256 Eighth street, who recently sustained fractures of the right leg and arm, is convalescing in Memorial Hospital. 
  • George T. Rennard and Elizabeth Ann Tann appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 356 Eighth Street. Other members of the household included Elsie Rennard, Charles Henry Rushton, Grace Ellen Rennard and Keith Rennard Rushton.
  • The following appeared on 8 September 1931 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: The State Park from Riverway in 1893. [caption] This picture was taken on Riverway about midway between Falls street and Niagara street. At that time the park was set off from Riverway by a picket fence and the gates were closed in the evening. In the picture can be seen the old park pavilion where lunch tables were set. A little to the right is the old park theater building where the local talent shows and some road shows of the day were presented. One of the last local talents given in the park theater was the "Pirates of Penance" in which DeVeaux School students and Niagara Falls high school students participated. The cottage which may be dimly seen at the extreme right of the picture was the home of "Jack" McCloy, now deceased. McCloy was the operator of the old inclined railway which later gave way to the more modern type of elevator. The horse and rig in the picture was the property of the late George E. Wright. This icture, a tintype, was submitted by George Rennard, 356 Eighth street.
  • George T. Rennard died on 27 November 1938 at age 70 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 358 Eighth Street at the home of his daughter Grace Rushton.
  • Elizabeth Ann Tann became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 28 November 1938 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: George Rennard, 71 years old, janitor in Niagara schools for the last 30 years, died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Rushton, 358 Eighth street. He had been ill for two years.
         Mr. Rennard was born in England. He was an elder of the Blessed Hope Church of God. He had been stationed at the Maple avenue school for the last year and previously had been employed at the Thirteenth street school and the old Sugar street school.
         He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Rennard; two daughters, Mrs. Rushton and Mrs. Kenneth Houlihan, both of this city; a sister, Mrs. Belle Woodthorp, and a brother, William Rennard, both in England.
         Funeral services will be held at the Gridley funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Clyde E. Randall, of Fonthill, Ont., officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 27 May 2012

Family: Elizabeth Ann Tann b. 30 December 1874, d. 26 November 1961