Nellie Tanner

Female22 October 1901–29 April 1983

Brief Life History of Nellie

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.

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Jesse Williams
Nellie Tanner
Marriage: 23 March 1919
Carl Williams
Charles Williams
Irene Williams
Thelma Williams

Sources (5)

  • Nillie Tanner in entry for J.c Williams, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Nellie Williams in household of Jesse Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Tanner in entry for Amos E Collins and Thelma Williams, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    23 March 1919White, Georgia, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 1

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    1904 · The Black Patch War

    Age 3

    From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

    1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

    Age 25

    In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

    Name Meaning

    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).

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

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