Joseph Tanner

21 July 1844–19 April 1923 (Age 78)
Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Tanner was born on 21 July 1844, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Tanner Jr, was 37 and his mother, Mary Cruse, was 31. He married Isabel Stookey on 16 September 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 April 1923, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Clover Cemetery, Rush Valley, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Tanner
Isabel Stookey
Marriage: 16 September 1872
Joseph Junius Tanner
Isabelle Maude Tanner
Jemima Rowena Tanner
Dr Alfonzo Zacharias Tanner
Vard Lauren Tanner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1872Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Jemima Rowena Tanner, compiled by Mark Gunther Hodge and Bruce Hodge Kirkham

    Jemima Rowena Tanner was born February 21, 1882, in Clover, Tooele County, Utah. Rowena’s parents were Joseph Tanner, born July 21, 1844, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, and Isabel Stookey, born Jun …

    Sources (46)

    • Joseph Tanner, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Joseph Tanner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Tanner in entry for Anfonzo Z. Tanner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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