Hoopman Transcription - web-published 2007
Burials in the Tanner Cemetery
by Kathleen Hoopman 2/2007
1. Ebenezer Tanner Born Sept. 4, 1823, died June 15, 1878
Son of Aaron and Ruth Hill Tanner,
or possibly son of Aaron's second wife,
2. Lydia A. Colby Tanner
Born July 26, 1825, died Oct. 26, 1861
Wife of Ebenezer, she was the first burial
in the Cemetery.
3. Mary E. Tanner
Born January 18, 1857, died April 13, 1873
Daughter of Ebenezer and Lydia.
4. Flora N. Tanner
Born Oct 26, 1859, died Dec. 26. 1861
Daughter of Ebenezer and Lydia.
5. Netie Tanner
Born Feb. 28, 1874, died Nov 3, 1875.
Daughter of Ebenezer and his 2nd wife,
Mrs. Emily Emerson.
6. Angeline Tanner
Born April 1839, died Nov. 4, 1874
Second wife of Joshua Tanner who was a
brother of Ebenezer; she was the first
school teacher at the Tanner school.
7. Ross B. Jones
Born Nov. 1879, died Aug. 27, 1880
His mother was Emma Tanner, daughter of
Joshua Tanner and his first wife, Hannah.
So, his mother was a step-daughter of
8. Robert Dickens
Born Nov. 1, 1816, died Aug. 15, 1879,
He was first married to Lois Tanner, a sister
or half-sister of Ebenezer and Joshua; after
Lois died he married a widow, Mrs. Sally
9. Sally Babcock
Born June 1827, died Oct. 12, 1888
Second wife of Robert Dickens; came with him
to Mower county on Nov. 6, 1864 and settled in
Red Rock Township -- later moved to Grand
10. Hubert W. Dickens
Born Jan., 1859, died April 2, 1872
Third child of Robert and Sally Dickens; died
from effects of being kicked by a horse.
11. John Emery
Born Nov. 22, 1829, died Dec. 9, 1911 (?)
was married to Mary Ann Dickens, daughter of
Robert and his first wife Lois Tanner Dickens;
Mary Ann was his second wife; after his death
the rest of the family moved to Seattle.
There is no marker for his grave.
12. Lois Adelaide Dickens Tanner
Born April 19, 1844, died Nov. 8, 1896.
daughter of Robert Dickens and his first
wife Lois' married James M. Tanner who was
her cousin, a son of Ebenezer and Lydia Colby
Tanner; also a sister-in-law of John Emery.
13. Infant son of James and
Lois Dickens Tanner
Died Nov. 13, 1867. This is "baby Tanner"
(Could not be 1852 as indicated in 2005
transcription -- Family was not here until
14. Bingley Fitz-Alen Tanner
Born April 16, 1848, died March 13, 1925
Son of Ebenezer and Lydia Tanner; owner of the
farm on which the Tanner Cemetery is located
at the time of his death; last burial in the
15. Delphine Dickens Tanner
Born July 26, 1848, died Jan. 3, 1918
Wife of Bingley Tanner and also daughter of
Robert Dickens and his first wife Lois; so
she was a cousin of Bingley and a sister of
Lois Dickens Tanner.
16. Flora M. Tanner
Born April 1869, died April 21, 1870
Daughter of Bingley and Delphine.
17. Glen Arthur Hill
Born July 10, 1893, died at birth
Son of Minnie Tanner (daughter of Bingley)
and Will J. Hill; no marker for this grave.
18. Lyn Luverne Hill
Born Jan 28, 1900, died June 20, 1900
Another son of Will and Minnie Tanner Hill.
No marker for this grave.
19. Hiram E. Tanner
Born Nov. 26, 1817, died June 8, 1880
Older brother of Ebenezer and Joshua; younger
brother of Lois Tanner Dickens; (May have been
half brother to Ebenezer and Joshua); He was
the first Tanner to settle in Mower County.
20. Eliza V. Meeker Tanner
Born May 2, 1820, died April 2, 1872
Wife of Hiram Tanner.
21. Elmer E. Tanner
Born June 9, 1861, died Nov. 12, 1861
Son of Hiram and Eliza.
22. DeLoss Fitzgerald Tanner
Born Dec. 26, 1847, died March 7, 1924
Son of Hiram and Eliza
23. Emma C. Langworthy Tanner
Born Oct. 5, 1850, died Jan. 3, 1911
Wife of DeLoss Tanner.
24. Benjamin F. Langworthy
Born Jan. 20, 1822, died Jan. 20, 1907
Father of Emma Langworthy Tanner; one of the
original settlers of Grand Meadow.
25. Sarah Melissa Clemons
Born April 8, 1828, died Aug. 31, 1910
Wife of Benjamin Langworthy, and mother
of Emma Langworthy Tanner.
NOTE: Laverne Arthur Tanner was reburied in Greenwood Cem., Brownsdale.
NOTE: Dates are based for the most part on the basis of family records
and information on the tombstones in the cemetery. Many minor variations
occur, and for the most part differences found in county records in the
courthouse have been ignored since these legal records do not seem
particularly accurate. Several times a difference of a day or two in
the date of death occurs and I tended to attribute these differences to
the lack of strict accuracy on the part of the doctor who made out the
certificate and signed it, possibly at a much later date.
Feb. 6, 2007
Compiled by Kathleen Hoopman circa 1987 from two handwritten sources:
1) One done by Alice Tanner Day (b: 1880), daughter of DeLoss Tanner.
2) One done possibly by a daughter of Bingley Tanner.
Typed into a text document by Kermit Kittleson, Feb. 16, 2007
Proof read by K. Kittleson
NOTE: Minor modifications made to text to make it more readable.
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