Thomas Tanner

1917–1963 (Age 46)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Tanner was born in 1917, in Illinois, United States, his father, William H. Tanner, was 52 and his mother, Mary Rose Flynn, was 41. He lived in Keithsburg, Mercer, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 November 1963, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

William H. Tanner
Mary Rose Flynn
Walter Tanner
Mary Dorthea Tanner
Dorothy Tanner
Mona Tanner
Thomas Tanner

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1865–1961Male

  • Mary Rose Flynn




  • Male1896–1981Male

  • Mary Dorthea Tanner


  • Dorothy Tanner


  • Female1907–1996Female

  • Male1917–1963Male

World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 2

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1930 · The First Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere

Age 13

The Adler Planetarium was founded by Max Adler as a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was the first planetarium in the United States and is part of Chicago's Museum Campus. The Adler is home to three theaters, a space science exhibition, and a collection of scientific instruments and printed materials. The Adler also is home to one of the only research-active, public urban observatories.

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)

  • Thomas Tanner in household of William Tanner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Tanner in household of William Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tommy Tanner, "BillionGraves Index"

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