Thomas Alberry Tanner

1875–1948 (Age 73)
Summerfield, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Thomas Alberry

When Thomas Alberry Tanner was born on 22 February 1875, in Summerfield, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States, his father, Levingston "Levin" Tanner, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ellen Wasson, was 25. He lived in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Ward One, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 7 February 1948, in Union, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Arlington Memorial Park, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States.

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Thomas Alberry Tanner
Estelle Fitzgerald

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Levingston "Levin" Tanner


  • Mary Ellen Wasson




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 8

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • T A Tanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas A Tanner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas A Tanner in household of Levin Tanner, "United States Census, 1900"

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