David Dan Tanner (1838 - 1918)

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Birthplace: Kirtland, Lake, OH, USA
Death: Died in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Managed by: Benjamin Joseph Tanner
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About David Dan Tanner

Birth: Feb. 8, 1838 Kirtland Lake County Ohio, USA Death: Oct. 19, 1918 Provo Utah County Utah, USA

DAVID DAN TANNER (b. 8 Feb 1838) was the youngest of John Tanner's children who survived to adulthood. He was 13 years old when they moved to California, and 20 when the family all returned to Utah. "He was a fearless youth, as a result of which he was sent many places where others were reluctant to go." He married Rebecca Estella Moore in 1861 in Payson at age 23, and they had 14 children, nine born in Payson and five after they moved to Indianola. He had also married Leatha Susan Taylor in 1870, and they had 5 children, born in Payson, before this marriage ended in divorce. Dan was involved in freighting, but he was mainly in the dairy cattle business, and he moved his herd to different places trying to find the best pastures, moving his butter and cheese equipment along with them. He was reputed to be an excellent cheese maker. His mother Elizabeth wrote that she and her sister Polly frequently stayed with Dan's family and "kept dairy," at Cherry Creek, Tintic, Payson and the surrounding area, and in Spanish Fork Canyon. The summers of 1870 and 1871 were spent in the Tintic Valley where he was superintendent of the Co-op herd of cattle and horses. In the fall of 1879 he moved his family to Indianola, and they bought a 120-acre farm on the west side of the valley. They stayed here until 1905.

When they first moved to Indianola there were twenty Indian families in the valley and seven Mormon families. There was little fear of the Indians, and a number of their children attended the school provided by the white settlers. A number of the Indians, particularly the old and handicapped who lived nearby, came to the Tanner home for at least one meal a day and were always fed. The Indians spoke of David Dan as "heap good friend Tanner." He served in the bishopric of his ward for a time. He and his wife moved back to Payson in 1905 because of her ill health. David Dan Tanner died in Payson 19 Oct 1918, at the age of 80.


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Parents:
 John Tanner (1778 - 1850)
 Elizabeth Beswick Tanner (1803 - 1890)

Spouses:
 Rebecca Estella Tanner (1884 - 1929)
 Leatha Susan Taylor Thatcher (1842 - 1924)*

Children:
 Effie Malisa Tanner Colvin (1880 - 1919)*
 Hettie Rebecca Tanner Carter (1887 - 1961)*
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Note: son of John Tanner & Elizabeth Beswick

 

Burial: Payson City Cemetery Payson Utah County Utah, USA Plot: 23 2 2


Created by: L Despain Record added: Sep 16, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 29841349





-------------------- David was first married to Rebecca Moore and possible had 14 children. He married Letha Taylor in 1870 as a plural marriage. Apparently, he planned to take a third wife and that is when Letha chose to divorce him.

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David Dan Tanner's Timeline

1838
February 8, 1838
Kirtland, Lake, OH, USA
1870
September 18, 1870
Age 32
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1872
March 25, 1872
Age 34
Payson, Utah, United States
1880
1880
Age 41
1887
April 8, 1887
Age 49
Indianola, Sanpete, Utah, United States
1918
October 19, 1918
Age 80
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
October 22, 1918
Age 80
Payson, Utah, United States
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