Zolan Elmo Tanner

16 March 1926–3 May 1998 (Age 72)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Zolan Elmo

When Zolan Elmo Tanner was born on 16 March 1926, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Parley Zoland Tanner, was 20 and his mother, Delila Church Potter, was 19. He married Mary Lynn Leavitt on 11 December 1950, in Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 3 May 1998, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zolan Elmo Tanner
Mary Lynn Leavitt
Marriage: 11 December 1950
Alisa Kay Tanner
Michelle Tanner

Spouse and Children

11 December 1950
Clark, Nevada, United States


    Alisa Kay Tanner


    Michelle Tanner


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Fire in the Temple

Age 2

In November of 1928, there was a fire that destroyed the annex of the St. George Temple.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 19

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Z Elmo Tanner in household of Paralee M Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmo Z Tanner in household of J Alvin Barnum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zolan E Tanner, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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