Emma Smith Tanner

1 June 1835–21 February 1917 (Age 81)
Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Smith

When Emma Smith Tanner was born on 1 June 1835, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, her father, Sidney Tanner, was 26 and her mother, Louisa Conlee, was 24. She married Nathan Moore Swarthout on 25 August 1851, in Sycamore, Colusa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. She died on 21 February 1917, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Moore Swarthout
Emma Smith Tanner
Marriage: 25 August 1851
Sidney Swarthout
Nathan Monroe Swarthout
Harley Martin Swarthout
Elcy Malinda Swarthout
Charles Albert Swarthout
Emma Alelia Swarthout
Irwin Franklin Swarthout
Phillip Alva Swarthout
Amelia Ellen Swarthout
Alva Swarthout

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1851Sycamore, Colusa, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 4
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 22
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • Emmie Tanner in entry for Amelia E Swartout, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Emma Tanner in household of Sidney Tanner, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Emma Swarthout, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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