Alvin Alonza Tann

Male10 April 1908–1 October 1992

Brief Life History of Alvin Alonza

When Alvin Alonza Tann was born on 10 April 1908, in Hertford, North Carolina, United States, his father, David Manassa Tann, was 24 and his mother, Mary E Butler, was 30. He married Bernetta Elizabeth Keene on 26 March 1928, in Winton, Hertford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Ahoskie Township, Hertford, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Ahoskie, Hertford, North Carolina, United States in 1992. He died on 1 October 1992, in Gates, Gates, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ahoskie, Hertford, North Carolina, United States.

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Alvin Alonza Tann
Bernetta Elizabeth Keene
Marriage: 26 March 1928
Sylvia Josephine Tann
Janice Tann
Alvin Alonza Tann Jr.
Robert Hoover Tann
Lillian Tann
Silena Lauerne Tann
John David Tann
Annie Mary Tann
Evelyn Delois Tann
Charles Thomas Tann
Leroy Tann
Mary Elizabeth Tann
Willie Tann
Juanita Bernettia Tann
Wallace Eugene Tann
James Vernon Tann

Sources (63)

  • Alvin Tann, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin Tann, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Alvin Alonza Tann, "North Carolina, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1928Winton, Hertford, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (16)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

    Age 9

    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.


    Age 23

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Middle High German tan. This was originally a distinct word from tanne ‘pine tree’, and denoted a forest of any kind. Inevitably, however, the two became confused, with the result that Tann now denotes only coniferous forests; in this form it is a rather rare and literary word.

    English (mainly Norfolk): metonymic occupational name from Middle English tan(ne) ‘oak bark’ (Old French tan), i.e. crushed oak bark used in tanning. See also Tanner .

    English (mainly Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Tan, a pet form of Andrew . Compare Tandy .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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