Frank Norman Tanner

1872–1945 (Age 73)
Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank Norman

When Frank Norman Tanner was born on 13 September 1872, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, John Conrad Tanner, was 40 and his mother, Jane Robinson Gray, was 21. He married Alice Radford on 15 July 1897, in Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 28 October 1945, in Park Hills, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Norman Tanner
Alice Radford
Marriage: 15 July 1897
Mary M Tanner
Charles Thomas Tanner
Frank R Tanner

Spouse & Children

15 July 1897
Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Conrad Tanner


  • Jane Robinson Gray




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Frank Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Tanner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank N Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"

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