Tennessee Almira James
February 16, 1849 - December 4, 1944 Age 95, Universally Called Aunt Tenn
1900, 1920, 1930 Census
Note: It made little difference to the Cherokees "how much Indian they were." If you were white and married into the tribe, you became a Cherokee. Apparently when the census taker was told "I don't know" in answer to the question how much Indian blood do you have, the census taker was instructed to look at the person and guess. In this case there were no math skills involved since Tennessee said she was 15/16 and her husband was white, there is no chance the children are also 15/16, It is one of the reasons there is such a variance on the quantum of Indian blood on the many rolls.
1920 U S Census, Oklahoma, Ottawa County June 12Finds Tennessee at 70, David Solon at78. He states his occupation as a gardener, and Claude their 28 years old son living with them is a clerk for a company treasurer.
Note: Oklahoma gained statehood in 1907. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people."