Frank R Tanner

1908–1989 (Age 80)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank R

When Frank R Tanner was born on 5 April 1908, in Illinois, United States, his father, Frank Norman Tanner, was 35 and his mother, Alice Radford, was 37. He married Dorothy Mae Green on 18 May 1932, in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 March 1989, in Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States.

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Frank R Tanner
Dorothy Mae Green
Marriage: 18 May 1932

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18 May 1932
Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1910: Kenton, Kentucky, United States

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Frank Tanner in household of Frank Tanner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank R Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank R Tanner in household of Frank Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"

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