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Delphine Rosilpa Dickens Tanner
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1848
Tioga County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1918, USA

Wife of Bingley Tanner and also daughter of Robert Dickens and his first wife Lois; so she was a cousin of Bingley and a sister of Lois Dickens Tanner.

From the Austin Daily Herald, January 8, 1918:

Delphine R. Dickens was born on July 26, 1848 in Tioga county, Pa.

When she was seventeen years of age she with her parents moved to Brownsdale, Minn., and settled in the community where she lived until the time of her death.

She was married to B. F. Tanner on September 20, 1869.

Four children came of this union, Flora who died in infancy; Arthur, Elmer and Minnie Hill, who still survive.

She had been in her usual health until the past year, but was obliged to take to her bed in August and since that time has been a great sufferer. Everything that her loved ones could do to restore her to health was done. Upon the advice of her physician she was taken to the home of her daughter at Bruno, Minnesota in October, thinking a change of climate might be beneficial. She rallied for a short time and hope for her recovery was again restored. But her relief was only temporary and she passed away on January 3, 1918.

She was an active, energetic, whole-souled woman, always interested in whatever good she could do.

Her mind would not age with her body and she was ever ready to take her share of work in her social circle with the youngest.

She leaves a devoted husband, three children and six grand-children, whom she loved with a love unsurpassed by any mother; two step brothers, Arthur and Clarence Warren; three brothers, Darius and Oliver Dickens of Dexter and Coleman of Austin, five sisters, Mary Emery of Bruno, Minnesota, Lovica Hayes, Nellie Sevalia and Mrs. Chas McCumber of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ethel Adams of Loma Linda, California; besides many other relatives and a host of friends, whose friendship was shown by their many acts of kindness and beautiful floral offerings at the time of her sickness and death.

She was laid to rest in the family cemetery on the old home farm at Brownsdale.

- Contributed by Janet Stephenson

Family links: 
  Robert Dickens (1816 - 1879)
  Bingley Fitz Alen Tanner (1848 - 1925)*
  Flora M. Tanner (1869 - 1870)*
  Lois Adelaide Dickens Tanner (1844 - 1896)*
  Delphine Rosilpa Dickens Tanner (1848 - 1918)
  Hubert W. Dickens (1859 - 1872)*
  Ethel D. Dickens Adams (1864 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Tanner Family Cemetery
Mower County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Sep 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11743325

- K. Pike
 Added: Feb. 5, 2009

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