Thomas Tanner

1833–1905 (Age 72)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Tanner was born on 11 October 1833, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Tanner, was 44 and his mother, Olive Clough, was 35. He married Catherine Munger on 30 April 1867, in Rutland Township, Barry, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Allen Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Rutland Township, Barry, Michigan, United States for about 24 years. He died on 4 November 1905, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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Thomas Tanner
Catherine Munger
Marriage: 30 April 1867
Blanch E. Tanner
Minnie Anabella Tanner
Fred C Tanner
Edgar Tanner

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30 April 1867
Rutland Township, Barry, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 3

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 27

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • Thomas Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Tanner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Tanner in household of William Tanner, "United States Census, 1850"

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