Thomas Lee Dent

After World War I ended, Thomas was drawn to Akron, Ohio, by a cousin he had known in Breeden whose family had relocated to Akron.  He and Ella Elizabeth Burchett were married on September 13, 1917.  He severed all family ties and returned to Breeden only twice during the next 40 years.  According to his family, he was employed in the rubber industry and, during the depression, had a barber shop in his home where he cut hair on week-ends.



Josaphine Dent, grandfather John Morgan Burchett, mother Lona Kirk Burchett,LaVerne Mae Olsen Dent, wife of Bill Dent, Bill Dent and Mildred Dent.

Bill Dent, U.S. Army, 1942

Mildred and brother Tommy Dent.

Peter Steciow, Thomas Lee Dent & Tommy Dent.

Ella Elizabeth Burchett Dent

Thomas Lee Dent & Tommy.

Bill Burchett & Ruth Valentine Burchett

Back row- LaVerne Dent, Juanita Dent, Mildred Dent Steciow, Ruth Valentine Dent, Josaphine Dent, Elizabeth Burchett Dent, Lona Kirk Burchett
Front row - Bill Burchett, Bill Dent, Richard Burchett, Unknown relative

Mildred Dent Staciow (front row, right, in skirt) at war time job at Ravanna Arsenal, Atlas Powder Co,

Thomas Lee Dent

John Morgan Burchett (Husbad of Lona Kirk Burchett)