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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Family Time Line

Alvin Alonza Tann
1908–1992
Bernetta Elizabeth Keene
1912–1987
Marriage: 26 March 1928
Sylvia Josephine Tann
1927–1999
Janice Tann
Alvin Alonza Tann Jr.
1928–2005
Robert Hoover Tann
1930–2010
Lillian Tann
1931–
Silena Lauerne Tann
1932–
John David Tann
1934–1934
Annie Mary Tann
1935–
Evelyn Delois Tann
1938–2011
Charles Thomas Tann
1943–1992
Leroy Tann
1946–
Mary Elizabeth Tann
1949–1971
Willie Tann
1949–
Juanita Bernettia Tann
1952–
Wallace Eugene Tann
1952–
James Vernon Tann
1953–

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.

    1931

    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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