John Uriah Tanner

Brief Life History of John Uriah

When John Uriah Tanner was born on 12 April 1839, in Stonefort Township, Saline, Illinois, United States, his father, James Meredith Tanner, was 23 and his mother, Jennetta Carson, was 20. He married Cynthia Clementine Eaton on 10 October 1861, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Carterville Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 February 1916, in De Soto, Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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John Uriah Tanner
Cynthia Clementine Eaton
Marriage: 10 October 1861
William Meredith Tanner
Albert Broownlow Tanner
Myrtle Ollie Tanner
James Monroe Tanner
Anna Belle Tanner
Flora Elizabeth Tanner
Mary Ellen Tanner
Emma Catherine Tanner
Ida Jane Tanner
Rose Evelyn Tanner

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  • John W Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Uriah Tanner, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • John Uriah Tanner, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

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Historical Boundaries: 1853: Jackson, Illinois, United States

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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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