When Nellie Tanner was born on 22 October 1901, in White, Georgia, United States, her father, Jefferson Davis Tanner, was 39 and her mother, Almarine Alma McNabb, was 36. She married Jesse Williams on 23 March 1919, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in McCreary, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 29 April 1983, in Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hamblen Memory Gardens, Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States.
English (southern) 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.
German: topographic name from Middle High German tan ‘woods, pine forest’ for someone who lived near such terrain.
German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains, Bavaria, East Prussia, Switzerland) or Tann (Hesse, Bavaria), Thann (Bavaria, Austria, Alsace), Tannen (southern Germany, Switzerland), Thannen (Bavaria).