Thurman C Tanner

8 June 1917–12 October 1995 (Age 78)
Daviess, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thurman C

When Thurman C Tanner was born on 8 June 1917, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph Paul Tanner, was 33 and his mother, Annie Blanche Hall, was 31. He married Maretta Doris Peasley on 22 July 1977. He lived in Magisterial District 1 Point, Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Beals, Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 12 October 1995, at the age of 78, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Thurman C Tanner
Maretta Doris Peasley
Marriage: 22 July 1977

Spouse and Children


    Maretta Doris Peasley


22 July 1977

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Paul Tanner


    Annie Blanche Hall




    Charles Homer Tanner





    James R Tanner


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Thurman C Tanner in household of Charles H Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thurman Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thurman Tanner in entry for Joseph Malicki and Patsy A Tanner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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