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Charles Frederick TANNER (1845-1936)

Biographical Details

Charles Frederick Tanner (1845-1924) was the father-in-law of Ethelwyn Tanner (née Mourilyan), who was the niece of Eugénie Sladden (née Mourilyan).

Charles was born at Plymouth in 1845, the second of four children of Charles and Agnes Tanner.   He became a woolstapler, tanner and JP and lived at Mutley House, Weston Peverell.

Charles married Ellen Square on 4th September 1867.  Charles and Ellen had five children:  Agnes Ethel (1868), Charles Newman (1869-1934), Ellen Florence (c1873), Edmund Fearnley (1875-1922) and Frederick Courtney (1879-1965).  By 1911, they were living at 4 Trefusis Terrace, Exmouth.

In a letter of 20th July 1914, Mary Anna Robinson, who was visiting her daughter, Mary Simpson, in Devon, refers to spending the afternoon in Exmouth and having tea with the Tanners.  They were by now living at 5 Alexandra Terrace, Exmouth.  For a time, in the early part of the war, their daughter-in-law, Ethelwyn, and baby went to stay when Courtney had returned to the front.

Ellen died at Exmouth on 24th December 1924 and Charles died at Exmouth on 3rd April 1936.

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