Nathan Amasa Tanner

14 January 1870–26 July 1947 (Age 77)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Nathan Amasa

When Nathan Amasa Tanner was born on 14 January 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Nathan Tanner Jr., was 24 and his mother, Margaret Greenwell Harrington, was 22. He married Ellen Hinchcliff on 4 March 1891, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. His occupation is listed as retail clothing merchant - watson & tanner company in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 26 July 1947, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Nathan Amasa Tanner
Ellen Hinchcliff
Marriage: 4 March 1891
Mathias Charles Tanner
Amasa Thomas Tanner
Nathan Russell Tanner
Ruth Tanner
Martha Tanner
John Horace Tanner
Helen Tanner
Emma Tanner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1891Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Modoc War
    Age 2
    Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 21
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    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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    Nathan Amasa Tanner

    Nathan Amasa Tanner , the son of Nathan Tanner, Jr. and Margaret C. Harrington, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on the 14th of January, 1870. His ancestry is one of prominence and pioneer families. …

    Sources (46)

    • Nathan A Tanner in entry for Emma Tanner, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Nathan A Tanner, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Nathan A Tanner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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