Thomas B. Tanner

1874–1958 (Age 83)
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Thomas B.

When Thomas B. Tanner was born on 4 August 1874, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Francis Tanner, was 25 and his mother, Fanny Brightman Sanford, was 26. He married Lizzie Forrest Hazard on 28 April 1898, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 31 March 1958, at the age of 83, and was buried in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Thomas B. Tanner
Lizzie Forrest Hazard
Marriage: 28 April 1898
Thomas Brownell Tanner

Spouse & Children

  • Male1874–1958Male

  • Lizzie Forrest Hazard


28 April 1898
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


  • Thomas Brownell Tanner


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1874–1958Male

  • Francis Custer Tanner


  • Margaret Whitman Tanner


  • Female1881–1975Female

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 21

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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)

  • Thomas B Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas B Tanner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas B Tanner, "United States Census, 1910"

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