John William Tanner

16 November 1841–13 January 1893 (Age 51)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Tanner was born on 16 November 1841, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Nathan Tanner, was 26 and his mother, Rachel Winter Smith, was 23. He married Sarah Frances Kent on 4 March 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 13 January 1893, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John William Tanner
Lucy Rhoena Snyder
Marriage: 19 March 1864
Lucy Lenora Tanner
Minnie Tanner
George Wilder Tanner
Nathan William Tanner
Carlos Brunson Tanner
Franklin Snyder Tanner
James Henry Tanner Sr
Elsie Bluebell Tanner
Ernest Shirley Tanner
Evelyn Clayton Tanner

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  • Marriage
    19 March 1864Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (28)

    • John W Tanner, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John W Tanner in entry for Ernest S Tanner and Mary Alice Johnson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • John W. Tanner in entry for Elsie Blubell Tanner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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