Earl E Tanner

Earl E Tanner

Male 1885 - 1963  (78 years)

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  • Name Earl E Tanner 
    Born 12 Jul 1885 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1963 
    Age 78 years 
    Person ID I10933  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors William S. Tanner
              b. Mar 1861, Altmar, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sep 1910, Altmar, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth Ruth Potter
              b. Abt 1865
              d. Bef 24 Jun 1903  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Obrist
              b. 22 Jul 1887, Carthage, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Mar 1970, Albany, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1909 
    Age at Marriage He was 24 years and 3 months - She was 22 years and 3 months  
    Children 
     1. G. Irene Tanner
              b. 10 Aug 1914
              d. 30 Oct 2012  (Age 98 years)  [natural]
     2. Dorothy E. Tanner
              b. 19 Sep 1911
              d. 31 Mar 2008  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F3497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl E. Tanner
      Dies in Albany
      Home Saturday

      Watertown-Earl E. Tanner, 79, one-time supervisor of the bridges and buildings department of the St. Lawrence division of the New York Central railroad with headquarters in Watertown, died at his home, 995 Washington Ave., Albany, Saturday after a lingering illness.

      The funeral was held at the Fredericks funeral home in Albany this afternoon. Burial was in Albany.

      Surviving him besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Obrist Tanner, are two daughters, the Misses Irene and Dorothy Tanner, Albany; a sister, Mrs. Welbourn of this city, and three brothers, Nelson G. Tanner and Herbert C. Tanner, Oswego, and Roy E. Tanner, Washington, D.C.

      Mr. Tanner had been an invalid for the past five years, owing to a stroke which was complicated by a heart condition. One side paralyzed, he had been confined to a wheel chair.

      He had retired a number of years ago as general supervisor of buildings and bridges for the New York Central railroad with offices in Albany and New York.

      He was born at Altmar, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tanner, and spent the early part of his life there, attending the Altmar schools. He began his railroad career working for his father, who was a section foreman at Richland.

      Mr. Tanner married Miss Mary Obrist of Altmar about 58 years ago.

      He was a 32nd degree member of Masonry and a member of various railroad organizations.

      He rose through the ranks to become supervisor of the bridges and buildings department in Malone, Watertown and Rochester, at one time was assistant supervisor of the department at Jersey Shore, Pa.

      Mr. Tanner came to Watertown about 1934 as supervisor of the bridges and buildings department of the St. Lawrence division. Later, when the Ontario division of the railroad was consolidated with the St. Lawrence division, he was made assistant supervisor, but on May, 1931, was made supervisor of the department [illegible line].

      Later, he was again made assistant supervisor on the St. Lawrence division, in May, 1933, being appointed to the same position on the main line of the railroad and assigned to the Buffalo division with headquarters in Rochester.

      Later, he became general supervisor in Albany and New York.

      [The Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1963, page 5]