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Melville Edison Tanner 1889-1976 obit lookup?

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Re: Melville Edison Tanner 1889-1976 obit lookup?

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Nov 2012 11:24AM GMT
Hi Jo,

Melville Edison TANNER died 25 Jul 1976. His obituary mentions a daughter Caroll Susan of Benicia, CA.

Headstone photo for Melville, mentions his parents William H and Caroline, and brother William Milton TANNER (1883-1955).;

Headstone photo - William H TANNER (1846-1905) his wife Caroline CASWELL (1856-1947), son George Henry Morley TANNER (1879-1907);

Tanners in Mount Pleasant;

Explanation of "Tannerville"


"Thompson's sawmill at Sturgeon Bay, erected in 1848 or a little before, is supposed to be the first in this township, and was situated, as Gibbard's map of 1853 shows, fully a mile up the Sturgeon River. The road had been opened to Sturgeon Bay from Coldwater in 1843-4, and the terminus on the Bay became a busy port, marked "Tay Port" on the map above mentioned, with steamers and other vessels making regular calls. *W.H. TANNER* acquired or built a mill here in 1873, and the place assumed the name of Tannerville."
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