Freeman Everton Tanner

3 January 1830–8 January 1918 (Age 88)
Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Freeman Everton

When Freeman Everton Tanner was born on 3 January 1830, in Bolton, Warren, New York, United States, his father, John Tanner, was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth Beswick, was 26. He married Sarah Elizabeth Wilkerson on 10 May 1861, in Goshen, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 January 1918, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Freeman Everton Tanner
Caroline Christine Catrine Rasmussen
Marriage: 6 January 1877
Freeman Rasmussen Tanner
Annie Elizabeth Tanner
Jared Tanner
Mahonri Moriancumer Tanner
Ellen Tanner
Daisy Tanner
John Tanner
Beswick Moroni Tanner
Danzy Glinette Tanner
Nellen Dale Tanner
Seth Tanner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1877Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, Untied States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States
    Age 33
    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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    Story Highlight

    Freeman Everton Tanner

    FREEMAN EVERTON TANNER (b. 3 Jan 1830) loved horses and liked to train them. He was 21 when the family moved to California, and apparently he helped tame a lot of the wild horses for his brothers …

    Sources (41)

    • Freeman E Tanner, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Freeman E Tanner in entry for James Edward Haley and Nellen Dale Boyd, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Freeman E Tanner in entry for Karolina Kestina Kathrine Rasmussen Tanner, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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