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October 14, 1914
Mrs. George Bungert, 104 S. Madison Street, received word today from her uncle, Eugene Tanner, to the effect that Aden Tanner, who makes his home in Rome winters and follows boating on the Barge Canal during the boating season, has been missing for the past ten days. The last time he was seen being when he left the boat Ebbie Plantz at Tonawanda, a week ago Tuesday about 4 am. He is a brother of Albert Tanner, in whose employ he has been. The police headquarters of Buffalo, the detective bureau, morgue and others have been notified but no trace of him has been found.
October 16, 1920
Mrs. George Bungert, 104 S. Madison Street, received a telegram Friday afternoon announcing that the body of her uncle, Aden Tanner, who had been missing for ten days, had been found, he having been drowned in the waters of the Barge Canal terminal at Buffalo. Mr. Tanner was in the employ of his brother, Albert Tanner, as a boatman and on Monday, Oct. 4, he visited Rome friends on their boat 'Effie Plantz' which was anchored in the terminal, remaining overnight, leaving the boat about 4 am, Tuesday, Oct. 5. It is believed that in crossing the decks of several boats he missed his footing and fell into the water between the boats. Aden Tanner was born in Stanwix 46 years ago September 27 last. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William H. Tanner of Stanwix. In Syracuse about 16 years ago he married Miss Ethel Wilson of Rome, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Mr. Frink, formerly pastor of the Free Methodist Church of this city, her death occurring several years ago. He is survived by a son, Wilson Aden Tanner, aged 14 yrs, of Rome, five brothers, Eugene of Buffalo, Frank, Albert and Fred of Rome, and William of Amsterdam. During the winters for the past 15 or 20 years Mr. Tanner had been in the employ of the Rome Box and Lumber Co. making his home with his niece, Mrs. Bungert. He was an industrious man of friendly disposition and kindly heart. His many firends will regret to learn of his untimely death. The remains will arrive in this city this evening and will be buried at Stanwix bwside his brother Charles who also met his death by drowning six years ago.
Tanner, Aden Wilson
October 26, 1966:
Aden Wilson Tanner, 59, of 410 Court St., was pronounced dead this morning at Rome Hospital after being stricken at home. Born Dec. 24, 1906, in Stanwix, he was the son of Aden and Esther Wilson Tanner. On May 22, 1929, in Rome, he married Marjorie Jane West who survives. A life-long resident of Rome, he was acting supervisor at the Rome State School and a former employee of General Cable Corp. and Spargo Wire. He was a musician, playing banjo and guitar with the John Jaski Band. He also played in "Down Melody Lane." Mr. Tanner was a member of Zion Episcopal Church and the Stanwix Men's Club. Surviving with his wife are a son, Ronald Tanner, and a granddaughter, Loretta Tanner, both of Floyd. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home of Griffin and Aldridge Monday at 2:30 with the Rev. Charles Sykes, DD pastor, officiating.
Albert Tanner, widely known Roman, died yesterday in the Marine Base Hospital at Ellis Island. He had been in the hospital for the last eight years. Mr. Tanner was born in Stanwix Feb. 14, 1866, son of the late W. H. and Huldah Miller Tanner. Fifty four years ago in Zion Episcopal Church he married Jennie E. Hughes. She died 20 years ago. Mr. Tanner lived in Rome all his life except during the World War period when he served as a sailor in the US Merchant Marines. He had attended the First M.E. Church here and was a member of the Tidewater Boatman's Union. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Ramsey, Rome, three brothers, Frank, Rome, Fred, Stanwix, and William, Ridge Mills, a sister, Mrs. Alice Gorham, Utica, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Tanner, Alfred C.
Alfred C. Tanner, 74, of Utica, died Nov. 18, 1965 in Faxton Hospital, Utica. Surviving him are his wife, Mildred Gorton Tanner, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur P. Lane, Utica, a grandson, Michael A. Lane, a graduate student at Indiana Unviersity, Bloomington, Ind., and a brother, Norman Tanner. Mr. Tanner was the son of Alvin and Sarah Donovan Tanner and was born at Altmar Oct. 22, 1891. He was employed by the New York Central railroad for many years, and at the time of his retirement was superintendent of bridges and buildings for the West Shore division with headquarers at Weehawken, NJ. He married Miss Mildred Gorton of Orwell April 28, 1915 at Sandy Creek. They lived at Lacona until 1918 when they moved to Watertown.
Tanner, Alvin J.
July 7, 1955
Services for Alvin Tanner, 96, who died Saturday at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Williamstown, were held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Taylor Funeral Home. The Rev. John Crandall of the Redfield Wesleyan Church officiated. Interment was in Richland Cemetery. He had been a patient at the nursing home since March. Mr. Tanner was born on May 5, 1859 in the town of Albion, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lansing Tanner. He spent his entire life in this vicinity. He was employed by the Maintenance Dept. of the New York Central for 22 years and then worked for some time at th CUrtiss Mill in Richland. He is survived by two sons, Norman Tanner, Altmar and Alfred Tanner, of Taneck, NJ, as well as nine grandchildren.
Tanner, Arthur J.
Oswego Daily Times
October 8, 1917
Pulaski - Funeral services for Arthur Tanner, 28 years old, were held yesterday at 2 pm at the home of his parents, Mrs. & Mrs. Alvin Tanner, Richland, and an hour later from the Church of Christ. The Rev. Henry Knoell was the officiating clergyman. Burial was made in the Richland Cemetery.
Arthur Tanner died in the Oswego Hospital last Thursday morning, a few hours following his arrival there. He was about the village of Richland last Wednesday evening and about midnight was found at the side of the railroad tracks in the yards at Richland, having been run down by a passenger freight train but none of the crew was aware of the accident. He was taken to the hospital where it was found that the right leg was broken and he was otherwise injured, his death occuring as stated above. Tanner was at one time employed as fireman by the New York Central Railroad Company, but of late had been working at the canning factory at Richland. He was married about seven years ago to a Miss Sears of Richland, by whom he is survived.
Tanner, Betsey Tillapaugh
November 26, 1901
Altmar - Mrs. George Tanner died Friday at the hospital in Rochester. The remains were brought here for burial. She was a sister of Dr. & Reuben Tillapaugh of this place. Pulaski Democat
December 4, 1901
The remains of Mrs. Betsey Tanner, who died in a Rochester hospital, were brought to the home of her brother, Reuben Tillapaugh, in this village, from whose home the funeral, which was largely attended, was held, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Aubry officiating. Besides her husband and three children, she is survivied by her mother, six brothers, who are, Dr. J. J. Tillapaugh, of Wolcott, Dr. Fred Tillapaugh of New York, Benjamin Tillapaugh of Mexico, R. B. Tillapaugh of Sandy Creek, Morgan Tillapaugh of Rome, Reuben E. Tillapaugh of this village, and five sisters, Mrs. O. Lewis of Ricard, Mrs. John Wolcott of Fulton, Mrs. Ernest Murray of Sandy Creek, Mrs. B. Barrows of Mexico, and Mrs. John Cobb of Richland. The bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathy of all in this, their hour of sorrow.
Tanner, Celia Gorham
November 28, 1932
Celia A. Gorham, wife of William H. Tanner, died this morning at her home in Ridge Mills. She was born in Stanwix on October 15, 1861, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Richardson Gorham. Prior to living in Ridge Mills, Mrs. Gorham had made her home in New Hartford and Stanwix. She was a member rof the Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband are a sister, Mrs. Densie Acker of Rome, and a brother, Charles H. Gorham, also of this city.
October 8, 1902
The little 8 yr old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Tanner died last Sunday afternoon after an illness of about nine weeks. The parents have much sympathy from their friends.
Rome Daily Sentinel
January 6, 1907
Altmar, Jan. 6: On Friday, December 28, about 1 pm when Mrs. Cornelius Tanner went to call her husband, she found him lying dead beside the woodpile where he had been working. Coroner Hollis was called and pronounced death due to apoplexy. Mr. Tanner was born in Whitestown, NY seventy-three years ago. He was the son of William and Annis Tanner, and was one of a family of ten children, of whom two sisters and five brothers are now living. Mr. Tanner lived in Albion for thirty-one years, twenty years of which he worked as currier in the tannery. For four years he carried US mail to Union Square. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Inez Tanner Miller, of Piper City, Ill., who, not being able to attend the funeral, sent her son Clarence instead. Mr. Tanner was greatly respected by all the community and was very devoted to his wife, who will greatly miss his kind and thoughtful care.
transcribed by Connie S
. On August 30, 1910, at 11 pm, at his house on Rider Street, Parish, occurred the death of David B. Tanner, after an illness of but two weeks. His death was largely due to old age, and his (illegible) was attended with (illegible). His passing away was with hardly a struggle and was as natural as falling asleep. Mr. Tanner was born in Oneida County, near Rome, in the year 1726 (should be 1826) thus making him of the ripe age of 84 past. Right up to the last he showed a remarkable physical constitution and his walk was such as one would expect of a much younger person. This was partly due to his leading a vigorous, active life in close contact with nature for he ever had a fondness for the free outdoor activities, and partly due to his steady thrifty habits. Mr. & Mrs. Tanner were united in marriage in the year 1869, and the contract entered into then has been held sacred and dear ever since. Mr. Tanner has been a faithful, loyal and loving husband, never speaking a cross word nor giving occasion for anything but the most (illegible) martial relations. His home was ruled in the spirit of Christian likeness. Although no children were born into the home, yet it was a happy home. For the last eight years Mr. Tanner, with his wife, have lived in the village of Parish as once of its most valued citizens. Not only was he smart for his years, but he was also young of spirit. he was sunny in spirit, jovial in disposition, gladsome of heart, and frank in manner. His sunny nature won for him many friends. he carried sunshine wherever he went, and for everyone he had a glad smile and a cherry word. He experienced religion about forty years ago and has been a faithful, consistent follower of the Master every since. His life has been a testimony to the perfect trust he had in God. At the last he seemed to realize that the end was near, but he had no fears. He said he was ready to go whenever the good Lord should call him. No doubt his life, so openly expressive of Christ, like trust, as seen in his cheerfully meeting all experiences, and in finding the happier side of life, spoke a stronger testimony of Christ's power than any word that he might have uttered. Surely his sunny life has entered into that life that is all bright with the sunlight of God's love. Early in his Christian life he united with the Protestant Methodist denomination, but on coming to Parish he transferred his church relations to that of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Tanner is survived by four brothers, besides his faithful wife, all of whom greatly mourn their loss by his death. The community also feels no small loss in missing the real part he had in their lives. The friends of the community wish to express their heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved ones in their sore affliction.
Tanner, David D.
December 30, 1973:
David D. Tanner, 87, of R.D. 4, Pulaski, died yesterday at his home following a short illness. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Emily Mellen Tanner. Services will be at 1:30pm tomorrow at the Taylor Vida Funeral Home, Pulaski. Burial in South Richland Cemetery.
Tanner, Eliza Preston
April 10, 1890
Mrs. Lansing Tanner, an old and respected resident of the town of Albion, died this morning at 2 am. The funeral service will be held at the Baptist Church Tuesday at 3 pm.
Tanner, Emma Hughes
December 29, 1933
Mrs. Emma Hughes Tanner, wife of Fred Tanner of Stanwix, died at her home in that village at 8 o'clock this morning. She was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John W. Hughes of New Hartford and was born in Clayville on April 12, 1877. She was married to Mr. Tanner on January 5, 1892 and had resided in Stanwix for 42 yrs. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughers, Mrs. Maxwell Schaller of Stanwix and Mrs. Thomas Lawrence of Westmoreland; one sister, Mrs. H. A. Waldron of Grand Lodge, Michigan, one brother, William J.Hughes of New Hartford, 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Tanner, Emma Zimmerman Ammann
May 10, 1971:
Mrs. Frederick Tanner, 88, of 822 W. Dominick St., died Saturday after a long illness. The former Emma Zimmerman she was born Jan. 5, 1883, in Rome, daughter of Jacob and Sophia Ehmann Zimmerman. She was married to Frank Ammann. After his death she was married to Frederick Tanner on Dec. 5, 1935, in Rome. He died on Jan. 25, 1961. A resident of Rome and Stanwix for most of her life, Mrs. Tanner was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Fred Ammann, with whom she lived. Funeral services will be at 10:30 Tuesday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home with the Rev. John A. O'Connor, pastor of St.John's Lutheran Church,officiating. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery.
Tanner, Ethel Wilson
February 23, 1909
Stanwix - Mrs. Ethel Tanner age 24 yrs, died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Fred M. Wilson, in this place at 5 am today. She had been ill for the past year with tuberculosis. Mrs. Tanner was born in Rome and with the exception of one year spent in California had resided there will four years ago when she came to Stanwix to live. Besides her parents she is survived by one child, one sister, Mrs. John Seaton of Rome, and two brothers, Daniel and Henry Wilson of Stanwix. mrs. Tanner was a member of St. Joseph's Church of Rome. The family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
January 27, 1961:
Frederick Tanner, 88, a lifelong resident of Stanwix and former operator of a dance hall and roller skating rink in that village died early today in a Rome hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been in ill health for seven years. Until some six years ago, Mr. Tanner resided in the building which was the original Rome County Club, located next to the Stanwix elementary school. There he operated a dance hall and later a roller skating rink. The use of the hall was discontinued around 1940. For the past six years Mr. Tanner had resided on the Carter Rd., off the Westmoreland Rd. He was born in Stanwix on March 4, 1873 and at the age of 16 became a boatman on the Erie Canal. He was last employed by the New England Box Co., retiring in 1943. On Dec. 5, 1935 he married the former Emma Zimmerman Ammann in Rome with the ceremony having been performed by the Rev. Harley Hill. Mr. Tanner was the last of nine children. Surviving are his wife, 13 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 Monday at the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul A. Boriak, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Burial will be in Stanwix Cemetery.
Tanner, George W.
October 17, 1917
George Tanner, an old resident of this place (Howardville) passed away Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Last. Walter clement officiated. Burial in Altmar.
Tanner, Henry F.
Henry Frederick Tanner, 29, of Richland, died early Wednesday, May 7, 1952, in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, as the result of injuries received in an accident in which four persons were injured Sunday about 11 when the car in which they were riding left Route 11 north of Pulaski and overturned. Mr. Tanner, owner of the car, suffered a fracture of one of the vertebra in his neck. Mrs. John Spearance of Richland sustained brush burns of the right legs and right shoulder; Mrs. Raymond Dyer of Sandy Creek complained of pains of the hip. Her sister, Norma Wilson of Richland, sustained back injuries. All were taken to the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, Miss Wilson leaving after x-rays were taken, while the other two women were discharged the following morning. Troopers A. S. Secor and W. J. Aikens of Pulaski susbstation investigated the accident. The car was proceeding north at the time of the accident, when it left the road and apparently went out of control, rolling over and coming to a stop in a nearby field. Mr. Tanner was born in the town of Albion December 23, 1932, son of Norman and Ruby Myers Tanner. He attended Sandy Creek Central School at one time. He had served 32 months during the recent war in the medical corps of the Air Force. He had always made his home in the vicinity of Richland and had been employed on the New York Central Railroad. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Carl, Port Ontario, and James Tanner, Richland, five sisters, Mrs. Lee Thompson, Mrs. Merton Gregory Jr., and Misses Nerine, Bessie and Joyce Tanner, all of Richland.
Tanner, Huldah Miller
April 1, 1912:
The death of Huldah Miller, wife of Henry Tanner of this city, occurred on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at her home, 305 Courtland avenue, after a six weeks illness from paralysis. Mrs. Tanner, who was nearly 73, was born in Jefferson county and when 16 years old, married Mr. Tanner, who was known as the "Boy Captain" because then the youngest canal boat captain on the Erie Canal. After a number of years on the canal, Captain and Mrs. Tanner bought a small farm at Stanwix and lived there for 48 years, coming to this city three years ago. Mrs. Tanner was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Rome and was a woman of beautiful Christian character. She had a large circle of friends in this vicinity. She is survived by her husband, who is almost 83 years old, and by eight children, William of Amsterdam, Albert of New York, Eugene, Charles S., Aden and Frederick of this city, and Mrs. Alice Gorham of New York, a former resident of Rome. Sixteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also are left. Four brothers, Frank Miller of this city, Spencer Miller of Fulton, Horace of Minetto, and Gilbert of Altmar, survive their sister, also two sisters, Mrs. Henry March of Syracuse and Mrs. Dwight Delong of Altmar.
Tanner, Jennie E. Hughes
October 9, 1919
At her home, 104 S. Madison St., at 4:45 pm, on Wednesday, occurred the death of Mrs. Albert Tanner, following a period of illness of eight or nine years. She had been confined to the bed for the past five weeks, death resulting from complications. Her maiden name was Jennie E. Hughes. She was born in Wales and was 51 yrs and two months old on the day of her death. With her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. John W. Hughes, she came to this country when she was one year old. For a number of years the family lived in the vicinity of Waterville and Bridgewater, locating at Stanwix when Mrs. Tanner was 15 yrs. old, and she had since lived in this locality. November 15, 1885, she married Mr. Albert Tanner, who survives, also two children, Mrs. George Bungert of Rome, and Mrs. James Ramsey of Stokes. She also leaves a brother, William J. Hughes of New Haartford, five sisters, Mrs. Fred Tanner of Stanwix, Mrs. Frank Brady of Utica, Mrs. Philip Debbold of Clinton, Mrs. William Thurston of Lakewood, Ohio, and Mrs. H. A. Waldron of Grand Lodge, Michigan; four grandchildren, Neva Belle Ely of Oneida, Pearl A. and Albert H. Bungert of Rome and Lora Mae Ramsey of Stokes. Mrs. Tanner was a member of Banner Review, Ladies of the Maccabees. She attended the Free Methodist Church. She was a woman of kindly disposition, and loyal to her friends who will regret to learn of her passing.
June 7, 1911
After a long illness, Lansing Tanner, departed this life May 31 at the age of 80 years. He was a veteran of the civil war, enlisted Co. F 184th NYV, Aug. 24, 1864, and discharged June 29, 1865. He leaves a wife, three daughters, two sons, three brothers, two sisters, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church, Saturday, June 8, Rev. E. O. Love officiating. note: Death Certificate (#30460) indicates date of death was June 2.
Tanner, Louise Garrow
December 2, 1939:
Mrs. Louise L. Tanner, 79, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.John Doyle, 122 Spring St. She had been ill for a week. Mrs. Tanner was born in Oswego May 27, 1860, daughter of the late Louis and Mary A. Russell Garrow. Fifty-five years ago at Albion she was married to Timothy Tanner. He died 18 years ago. Mrs. Tanner, who was of the Methodist faith, lived in Rome for 40 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doyle and Mrs. Martin Mahoney, also of this city; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews in Syracuse and Oswego.
Tanner, Lucie Kingsbury
Rome Daily Sentinel
September 6, 1966
Mrs. Lucie E. Tanner, 89, died Sunday in the Rome Home, where she had resided for the past three years. A native of Stokes, she was born July 9, 1877, daughter of John P. and Frances Johnson Kingsbury, and attended Westernville and Stokes schools. She was married to Frank K. Tanner on December 27, 1893, in Westernville. He died September 6, 1943. Mrs. Tanner, who had resided on Calvert St. for 73 years, was a member of the First Baptist Church, its Root Philathea Class and Tufts Circle, and Wanakena Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Kinslow, Baldwinsville, and Mrs. T. John Thomas, Rome; two sons, Roy S. Tanner, Nokomis, Fla., and Malcolm W. Tanner Sr., Rome; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday at the Strong Funeral Home, with the Rev. David N. Boswell, D.D., Pastor of Clinton Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.
July 20, 1993
Malcolm W. Tanner Sr., 84, of 702 W. Bloomfield St., passed away Tuesday, July 20, 1993, in St. Jerome's Hospital, Batavia, NY while visiting his son. He was born May 30, 1909, in Rome, NY the son of Frank and Lucy Kingsbury Tanner. He was educated in Rome schools. Malcolm was united in marriage to the former Rosanna Mathis on August 17, 1932, in St. Mary's Church. He had been employed by Rome Cable for 27 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, a former scoutmaster of Troop 6 BSA an avid golfer, bowler, camper and a truly great father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Rosanna, five daughters, Faith Reed, Clinton, Mary Ellen Flanigan, Rome, Sheila Henry, Forestport, Patricia Bucknell, Manlius, Diane Malakie, Rome, five sons, Malcolm W. Tanner Jr., West Leyden, Paul F. Tanner, Boston, Mass, Robert A. Tanner, West Branch, David K. Tanner, Batavia, Alan J. Tanner, Lee Center, 35 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday at 9:45 from the Barry Funeral Home and at 10:30 from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Forestport.
Tanner, Marjorie Jane West
Oct. 28, 1974:
Mrs. Aden Tanner,, 62, of 7879 Lauther Road, Blossvale, a retired employee of the Rome Developmental Center, died Sunday at the Benn Nursing Home, Marcy, after a long illness. The former Marjorie J. West, she was born June 23, 1912, a daughter of Harold B. and Henlen Sink West. She was educated in local schools. She and Mr. Tanner were married May 22, 1929, in Rome, He died in 1967. Mrs. Tanner retired from Rome Developmental Center in 1973. She was a member of the Zion Episcopal Church and the Civil Service Employees Association. She leaves a son, Ronald S. Tanner, RD 4, a sister, Mrs. Clement J. (Dorothy) O'Brien of Rome, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be a 11 am Wednesday in the Zion Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery.
Tanner, Mattie Belle Tanner
February 17, 1955
Mrs. Mattie Belle Tanner, 68, wife of David D. Tanner of the Centerville Road, died in the House of the Good Samaritan hospital, Watertown, Tuesday, following a short illness. She had been a patient there only a week. Services will be conducted from the Foster funeral home on Friday at 2 pm with the Rev. James N. Pauley, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Willis Cemetery. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. William (Flora) Spedding and Mrs. Jane Scott, both of Pulaski, one brother, Elta Juno of Brookdale, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tanner was born in the Town of Albion, Dec. 31, 1886, the daughter of Joseph and Flora Tanner Juno. She had lived in this vicinity all her life. Her husband is a farmer and they had lived on the Farrington farm on the Centerville road the past year.
Tanner, Norman D.
March 28, 1971
Sandy Island Beach Norman D. Tanner, 75, died Sunday morning Mar. 21, 1971 at his home here. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Foster-Hox Funeral Home, Pulaski. The Rev. Virgil Hagen, pastor of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church officiated. Spring burial will be made in Richland Cemetery. Mr. Tanner was employed as caretaker at Sandy Island Beach and also as caretaker for others in the area. He had followed this occupation for the past 19 years. He was a veteran of World War I, having served overseas with the infantry. He was a member of the V. F. W. post in Pulaski. He was born Sept. 29, 1895 in the Town of Albion, a son of Alvin & Sarah Donvan Tanner. He attended school there. He was married Oct. 29, 1921 to Ruby Myers. She died Mar. 17, 1954. Mr. Tanner is survived by two sons, Carl M. Tanner of Redfield, James Tanner of Cortland. He leaves five daughters, Mrs. Nerine Keeney of Camden, Mrs. Norma Thompson of Cortland, Mrs. Janice Granger of Richland, Mrs. Joyce Scott of Richland, and Mrs. Bessie Nichols of Richland. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Tanner, Sarah Louise Donovan
July 26, 1922
It is with great regret that we are obliged to write this memorial for one whose place will not be easily filled. There was a feeling of sadness in Richland and vicinity when it was said of Sarah Donovan Tanner that she had closed this life, July 23, at the Ideal Rest Hospital, following an operation for a serious internal ailment. Sarah Donovan. daughter of John and Mary Valliere Donovan, was born in Canada sixty years ago August 8. She came to New Centerville when a small child where she spent her early life. She was united in marriage with Alvin Tanner and had lived at Richland for many years. Mrs. Tanner was a woman of great love of her home and friends. She was always trying to put into practice the "Golden Rule". Her life was given up to her home and her duties in the community where she lived. She won a place of high honor in her devotion to her aged mother, the late Mary Valliere Donovan, whose days were made as happy as the devotion Mrs. Tanner could give was possible to make them. She was interested in good work and loved to serve wherever she could be of service. She was a devoted Christian and for some time took a great interest in and was the head of New Centerville Sunday School. She was interested in and concerned about the happiness of others to such extent that she used her best endeavor to scatter sunshine and comfort. Her funeral was largely attended, Wednesday afternoon, at the Methodist church at Richland. Rev. C. A. Robinson, pastor of the Richland Methodist Church and Rev. Walter Clement of Taberg Methodist Church conducting the same. A profusion of flowers were brought as a testimony of love and esteem from the great circle of friends who regret her death. She was laid at rest in Richland Cemetery. The truest thing we can say of the departed is "She hath done what she could." She made good use of all she had to work with and while her accomplishments may not be as conspicious as the accomplishments of many others, she surely has won the home and rest, beyond the grave, which she looked forward to as the goal of her life's journey. Mrs. Tanner is survived by her husband, two sons, Carl of Watertown, and Norman of Richland, three sister, Anna Sage of Brooklyn, Mary Albertine Valliere of New York, Mrs. Nellie Howe of Texas and Mrs. Charles Kent of Sandy Creek. Friends and relatives from Taberg, Camden, Williamstown, Oswego, Watertown, Almar, Pulaski and Sandy Creek attended the funeral.
October 17, 1917:
Timothy T. Tanner, 202 N.James Street, died in a local hospital early this morning after a short illness with dropsey. He was born in Albion, Orleans county and had resided in this city about 16 years. When a young man he spent a number of years as a boatman on the Erie Canal. He was a tanner by trade and had been employed in that capacity at Altmar for many years. In Altmar he was married to Miss Louise Garrow, who survives with three daughters, Mrs. John Doyle and Mrs. Martin Mahoney of this city and Mrs. Benjamin Lowe of North Oxford, Mas and one son, William Tanner of this city. Mr. Tanner attended the Free Methodist Church.
Tanner, William H.
January 6, 1947
William H. Tanner, 84, Ridge Mills, died yesterday in a Rome hospital after an illness of two months. Born in Rome, April 5, 1862, he was a son of William Henry and Huldah Miller Tanner. his wife, the former Celia Gorham, died 14 years ago. he was a sales agent in the vicinity for a shrubbery firm. he was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are one brother, Fred Tanner, of Stanwix, and six grandchildren.
Tanner, William Henry
Feb. 8, 1913:
Word has been received in this city from Amsterdam of the death at the home of his son, W. H. Tanner, Jr., in that city, at 11 o'clock Thursday morning of W. H. Tanner, aged 84 years. Mr. Tanner was a lifelong resident of Rome, and went to Amsterdam only last spring after the death of his wife, which occurred here March 24, 1912. Mr. Tanner was born in Rome, and practicaly all his life was spent as a boatman on the Erie Canal. He retired from active work on the canal about ten years ago and purchased a small farm at Stanwix, where he resided until about four years ago when he moved to Rome. He leaves one daughter and seven sons, Mrs. Alice R. Gorham of Tonawanda, William of Amsterdam, Eugene of Martinsville, NY, Bert and Charles of New York City, Frank, Fred and Aden of Rome, also two sisters, Mrs. Dewitt Henderson of Oakland, Cal., Mrs Sarah Smith of Demster, NY, two brothers, George of Altmar and Timothy Tanner of Demster. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church of this city. Frank Tanner left Friday afternoon for Amsterdam to make arrangements for bringing the body to Rome.
Tanner, William T.
March 25, 1939:
William T. Tanner, 202 N. James St., died in a local hospital at 5:40 am today after an illness of three weeks. A painter by trade, Mr. Tanner was born in Altmar December 6, 1883, son of Louis Darrow Tanner and the late Timothy Tanner. In this city on July 31, 1923, he married Anna Cavanaugh, who survives. he had lived here 30 years. Also surviving with his widow and mother are three step-daughters, Mrs. Glen Rees, Mrs. Kenneth Riley and Miss Dorothy Cavanaugh, a step-son, James Cavanaugh, two sisters, Mrs. John Doyle and Mrs. Martin Mahoney, all of Rome and three nieces and nephews.
Thomas, Alice E. Tanner
Mrs. Alice E. Thomas, 90, of 111 Dean Street, who was a sales clerk, died Wednesday, May 9, 1990, in Rome Hospital after a brief illness. Born Aug. 20, 1899, in Rome, she was the daughter of Frank and Lucie Kingsbury Tanner. She married Thomas John Thomas on Nov. 30, 1917. He died Dec. 31, 1976. She had worked for the former Pelham's Dress Shop, the former Wardwell Hardware Co., and Kanoff's Dept. Store. Mrs. Thomas was a member of First Baptist Church, Philaphea Class and the Baptists Women's Fellowship. She was also a member of the Order of Amaranth, Rome Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Rome Chapter of the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America, Health and Hope Club, American Association of Retired Persons and Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens Center. She was also past matron of the Wanakena Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and a foster grandparent at the former Rome Development Center. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Gwyneth) Eddy, Rome, a brother, Malcolm Tanner Sr., Rome, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Services are 10 am Saturday at the Strong and Burns Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stokes.