Thomas Tanner Jr.

1831–1904 (Age 72)
Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Tanner Jr. was born on 9 August 1831, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Tanner, was 24 and his mother, Mary Cruse, was 18. He married Susannah Elsey on 23 October 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860 and Tooele, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States in 1870. He died on 12 May 1904, in North Powder, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in North Powder Cemetery, North Powder, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Tanner Jr.
Susannah Elsey
Marriage: 23 October 1853
Franklin Thomas Tanner
Susannah Elsey Tanner
Mary Ann Elsey Tanner
Thomas Elsey Tanner Jr.
Joseph Elsey Tanner
William Elsey Tanner
Sarah Elizabeth Tanner
George Edward Elsey Tanner
Emma Jane Elsey Tanner
Fanny Elsey Tanner

Spouse & Children

23 October 1853
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, 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.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 2

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

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Thomas Tanner (1807) Autobiography

Genealogy written by Thomas Tanner Sr. at Toole, Utah, March 1878 I Thomas Tanner was born in the town of Newbury Berkshire, [England] June the 28th, 1807. I am the son of Thomas Tanner and Jemima …

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • 1860 Thomas Tanner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1900 Thomas M Tanner, "United States Census, 1900"

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