Freda Joyce Tanner

1938–1993 (Age 55)
Whitesville, Daviess, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Freda Joyce

When Freda Joyce Tanner was born on 5 April 1938, in Whitesville, Daviess, Kentucky, United States, her father, William McKinley Tanner, was 39 and her mother, Lillian Christine Lewellyn, was 32. She married John Neal Hardesty on 8 June 1954, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Portage, Porter, Indiana, United States in 1968. Her occupation is listed as child care in Portage, Porter, Indiana, United States. She died on 29 July 1993, in Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Freda Joyce Tanner
John Neal Hardesty
Marriage: 8 June 1954
Sandy Lyn Hardesty

Spouse & Children

8 June 1954
Frederick, Virginia, United States


  • Sandy Lyn Hardesty


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1922–1999Male

  • Lillian A. Tanner


  • Annette Tanner


  • Female1926–2006Female

  • Martine Tanner


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1944 · Kentucky Dam is Completed

Age 6

The Kentucky dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Tennessee River between Livingston and Marshall counties in Kentucky. It was completed August 30,1944.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 17

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Frieda Tanner in household of William Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Freda Joyce Tanner, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Freda J Kirkman, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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