Fred Clayton Tanner

1910–1972 (Age 61)
Verdel, Knox, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Fred Clayton

When Fred Clayton Tanner was born on 26 January 1910, in Verdel, Knox, Nebraska, United States, his father, Fred Clayton Tanner Sr., was 33 and his mother, Laura E Bryan, was 27. He married Geneva E Smith Bergstrom on 14 July 1942, in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Polk, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Lynch, Boyd, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died in January 1972, in Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Fred Clayton Tanner
Geneva E Smith Bergstrom
Marriage: 14 July 1942
Elisabeth L Tanner

Spouse & Children

  • Male1910–1972Male

  • Geneva E Smith Bergstrom


14 July 1942
Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States


  • Elisabeth L Tanner


Parents & Siblings

  • Fred Clayton Tanner Sr.


  • Female1882–1944Female



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Age 17

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: occupational name for a tanner of skins, Middle English tanner, Middle Dutch taenre. (The Middle English form derives from Old English tannere, from Late Latin tannarius, reinforced by Old French taneor, from Late Latin tannator; both Late Latin forms derive from a verb tannare, possibly from a Celtic word for the oak, whose bark was used in the process.)2 Swiss and German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains and Silesia) or Tann (southern Germany).3 Finnish: topographic or ornamental name from Finnish tanner ‘open field’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Fred Tanner in household of Fred Tanner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fredrick C Tanner in household of Fred Tanner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred C Tanner in household of Fred Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"

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