Henry Smith Tanner

15 February 1869–23 May 1935 (Age 66)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Smith

When Henry Smith Tanner was born on 15 February 1869, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Smith Tanner, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Clark Haws, was 25. He married Laura Lauretta Woodland on 5 March 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 May 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Henry Smith Tanner
Laura Lauretta Woodland
Marriage: 5 March 1890
Henry Bernard Tanner
Vella Elizabeth Tanner
Laura Mildred Tanner
La Fond Tanner
De Onge Woodland Tanner
Merlyn Tanner
Clarice Tanner
Konda Tanner
Joseph Emery Tanner
Kathryn Tanner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1890Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1872 · The Modoc War
    Age 3
    Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 21
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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

    Joseph and Elizabeth Tanner - from "Kaysville & Kiel"

    [The following is a chapter from "Kaysville & Kiel" by Greg Christensen, available at http://www.blurb.com/b/2651585-kaysville-kiel for the cost of printing only.] Joseph Smith Tanner was born on Ju …

    Sources (120)

    • Henry S in entry for La Fond Tanney, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Henry Smith Tanner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • H S in entry for Arthur Ray Baggs and Josephine Tanner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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