Nora Tanner

August 1884–6 January 1954 (Age 69)
Ventura, California, United States

The Life of Nora

When Nora Tanner was born in August 1884, in Ventura, California, United States, her father, Richard Robert Tanner, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth J. Robinson, was 15. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Oliver Leandrew Ormsby. She lived in Fallbrook, San Diego, California, United States in 1920 and Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States in 1930. She died on 6 January 1954, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Oliver Leandrew Ormsby
Nora Tanner
Etta May Ormsby
Robert Tanner Ormsby
Loretta Mae Ormsby

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nora Tanner in household of Richard R Tanner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nora T Ornsby in household of Oliver Ornsby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nora T Ormsby in household of Oliver L Ormsby, "United States Census, 1920"

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