Seth Benjamin Tanner

6 March 1828–3 December 1918 (Age 90)
Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Seth Benjamin

When Seth Benjamin Tanner was born on 6 March 1828, in Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States, his father, John Tanner, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Beswick, was 24. He married Charlotte Levi in 1858, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850 and North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1918, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Benjamin Tanner
Charlotte Levi
Marriage: 1858
John Tanner
Frederick Tanner
Benjamin Seth Tanner
Amelia Jane Tanner
Joseph Baldwin Tanner
Charlotte Annie Tanner
Elizabeth Tanner

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  • Marriage
    1858Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 20
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 29
    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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    Seth benjamin Tanner from Obit

    Seth Benjamin Tanner Memorial Photos Birth: Mar. 6, 1828 Death: Dec. 5, 1918 Seth Benjamin Tanner was born March 6 1828 in Bolton, New York. His parents were John Tanner and Elizabet …

    Sources (49)

    • Seth Benjamin Despain in household of H. W. Despain, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Seth B. Tanner in entry for Charlotte Ann Tanner Nelson, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • S L Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"

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