Allen Benedict Tanner

2 March 1831–12 December 1896 (Age 65)
Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Allen Benedict

When Allen Benedict Tanner was born on 2 March 1831, in Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States, his father, Sidney Tanner, was 21 and his mother, Louisa Conlee, was 20. He married Elizabeth Jane Mathews on 7 December 1851, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 12 December 1896, in Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Little Butte Cemetery, Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Benedict Tanner
Nancy Agnes Keyes
Marriage: 22 February 1869
Margaret Elizabeth Tanner
Robert Sidney Tanner
Francis Henry Tanner
Lydia Emma Tanner
Harley MARTIN Tanner
Elsie Lucille Tanner
Kathleen Keyes Tanner
Norman Edward Tanner
Nancy Douglass Tanner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1869Beaver, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (49)

    • Allen Tanner in household of Sidney Tanner, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Allan B. Tanner in entry for Robert Sidney Tanner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Allen B Tanner, "United States Census, 1880"

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