Fred Abison Tanner

1900–1953 (Age 53)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Fred Abison

When Fred Abison Tanner was born on 28 September 1900, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas H Tanner, was 28 and his mother, Emma Jane Greer, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Idola Rosina Coffey. He lived in East Saint Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1930 and East Saint Louis Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 4 November 1953, at the age of 53, and was buried in Puxico, Stoddard, Missouri, United States.

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Fred Abison Tanner
Idola Rosina Coffey
George L Tanner
Mary Ruth Tanner

Spouse & Children



  • George L Tanner


  • Mary Ruth Tanner


Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas H Tanner


  • Emma Jane Greer




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 4

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Fred Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Tanner in entry for Mary Ruth Tanner, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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