Elsie Elizabeth Tanner

14 May 1840–17 April 1903 (Age 62)
Liberty, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie Elizabeth

When Elsie Elizabeth Tanner was born on 14 May 1840, in Liberty, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Sidney Tanner, was 31 and her mother, Louisa Conlee, was 29. She married Newton Chase on 12 February 1860, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Hollister Judicial Township, San Benito, California, United States in 1900. She died on 17 April 1903, in Hollister, San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hollister, San Benito, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newton Chase
Elsie Elizabeth Tanner
Marriage: 12 February 1860
Story Newton Chase
Lionel Chase
Mary Florien Chase
Frances Edith Chase

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1860San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 8
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 8
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 17
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    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


    Elsie ElizabethTanner was born on 14 May 1840 in Liberty, Adams, Illinois to Sidney and Louisa Conlee Tanner. She was the fifth of eight children, four girls and four boys. Her father Sidney …

    Sources (25)

    • Elsie E Tanner in entry for May Florien McKay, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elsie Chase in household of Newton Chase, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elsa Tanner, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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