Lydia Tanner

1 October 1893–9 August 1971 (Age 77)
Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Tanner was born on 1 October 1893, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Nathan Tanner Jr., was 47 and her mother, Annie Pingree, was 28. She married David Allan Watson on 20 September 1911, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Cardston Alberta Temple, Cardston, Cardston, Alberta, Canada in 1906 and Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911. She died on 9 August 1971, in Fort Macleod, Willow Creek No. 26, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

David Allan Watson
Lydia Tanner
Marriage: 20 September 1911
David Byron Watson
Nonavee Watson
Beatrice Watson
Ruth Watson
Maxine Lydia Watson
Jacqueline Watson

Spouse and Children

20 September 1911
Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Age 22

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Watson in household of David Watson, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Lydia Tanner Watson in household of David Allen Watson, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Lydia Tanner in household of Ashley Tanner, "United States Census, 1900"

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