Fred Tanner Sr

1927–2000 (Age 72)
Maidsville, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Tanner Sr was born on 27 August 1927, in Maidsville, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Coly Smith Tanner, was 42 and his mother, Bertha Belle Willey, was 30. He married Betty Catherine Province on 26 May 1951. He lived in Grant Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Valley Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 2 May 2000, in Galion, Crawford, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Galion, Crawford, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Tanner Sr
Betty Catherine Province
Marriage: 26 May 1951

Spouse & Children

26 May 1951

Parents & Siblings



  • Dorothy Tanner


  • Dorothy V Tanner


  • Emerson Earl Tanner


  • Jewel M Tanner


  • Elmer Ted Tanner


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 in household of Smith Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Tanner in household of Coly S Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Tanner Sr in entry for Mrs Betty Catherine Tanner, "Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004"

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