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Alfred Tanner

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oldland, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Terrace End Cemetery, Block 24, Plot 30, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Tanner and Elizabeth Bush
Husband of Alice Tanner
Father of Henry Tanner; John Tanner; Robert Tanner; Hannah Eades; Alfred Tanner and 2 others
Brother of Mary Tanner; Louisa Tanner; George Tanner; Mark Tanner; Henrietta Tanner and 4 others

Occupation: Mason and Bricklayer
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About Alfred Tanner

Alfred Tanner was born in 1835, the eldest son of Moses and Elizabeth Tanner, born in Bristol England. On the 20th of November 1855, aboard the Ship "The Queen of The East", Alfred, aged 20, travelled to Melbourne, Australia during the height of the Victorian goldrush. This was a boom time for Australia in which its population nearly tripled, and Alfred's Stonemasonary would have been put to good use building the fast growing city.

Action taken by stonemasons on 21 April 1856 led to the establishment and maintenance of the Eight Hour Day, recognised internationally as a world first.

Alfred married Alice Nethercott in 1860, and soon after emmigrated to New Zealand.

Around 1867 at Dry River, Wairorapa, Alfred and Alice were the licensee of the Lake Ferry Hotel. The family later moved to the Manawatu district were Alfred Tanner bought a farm at Tiakitahuna. Alfred by trade being a builder and stone mason was associated in the building of the Palmerston North Gas works, The Opera House and Public Hospital. Later Alfred bought a larger farm at Kairanga.

Surname

   TANNER 

First Names

   ALFRED 

Gender

   Male 

Occupation

   BRICKLAYER 

Address

   PALM NORTH 

Denomination

   Anglican 

Age at Death

   67Y 

Date of Death

   24/09/1902 

Place of Death

   UN-KNOWN 

Date of Interment

   24/09/1902 

Warrant Type

   BURIAL 

Cemetery

   Terrace End Cemetery 

Cemetery Block

   024 

Plot Number

   028 

Head Stone

    

Book of Memories

   NO 
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Alfred Tanner's Timeline

1835
March 29, 1835
Avon, Gloucestershire, England
1835
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1860
1860
Age 25
1864
1864
Age 29
1865
1865
Age 30
1866
1866
Age 31
New Zealand
1867
November 8, 1867
Age 32
Dry River, Wairarapa, New Zealand
1872
1872
Age 37
1877
1877
Age 42
Palmerston North, Palmerston North City, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
1902
September 24, 1902
Age 67
Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand