Ralph Marshall Tanner

1893–1964 (Age 71)
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ralph Marshall

When Ralph Marshall Tanner was born in 1893, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States, his father, Herbert Marshall Tanner, was 37 and his mother, Sarah "Sallie" Craig, was 31. He married Evelyn Bertha Underwood in 1914, in Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 71, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Ralph Marshall Tanner
Evelyn Bertha Underwood
Marriage: 1914
Evelyn Sarah Tanner

Spouse and Children

Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina, United States


    Evelyn Sarah Tanner


Parents and Siblings



    Herbert Marshall Tanner , Jr.


    Edith R. Tanner


    Hellen Tanner


    Mabel Tanner



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 0

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 (2)

  • Ralph Tanner in household of Herbert M Tanner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph Tanner in household of Herbert M Tanner, "United States Census, 1900"

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