Fred Tanner

1883–1967 (Age 85)
Monkstown, Fannin, Texas, United States

The Life of Fred

Fred Tanner was born in 1883, in Monkstown, Fannin, Texas, United States. He married Bernice Beulah Harwood on 8 November 1944, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He died on 23 December 1967, in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Fred Tanner
1883–1967
Bernice Beulah Harwood
1895–1972
Marriage: 8 November 1944

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1944
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

World Events (3)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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.

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