|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1914|
James M. Tanner, brother of the late Governor John R Tanner of Illinois, is dead at his home in Louisville, Ill., where he had been engaged in farming since the close of the civil war. The end came suddenly on Tuesday afternoon. Heart trouble was the cause. He was 75 years old. Word of the death was received in this city by Judge D. B. Monroe, a close friend of the decedent. Mr. Monroe will leave Springfield this morning for Louisville, where the funeral will be held this afternoon. Burial will be in that city.
Decedent was well known all over southern Illinois and in this city, where he had made the acquaintance of a large number of persons during his brother's administration as governor of Illinois. He served as warden of Chester penitentiary during Governor Tanner's term of office and part of the time under Governor Yates.
When a young man he enlisted in the service of the Union army and as a soldier he experienced a number of hardships. He was taken prisoner by the Confederates and imprisoned at Jackson, Miss., but succeeded in escaping and getting back to the Union lines. This took nineteen days. He saw service in a number of the most important battles of the struggle.
He was born in southern Indiana and came to Illinois after the war was over and settled at Louisville, where he afterwards became a wealthy farmer. He was deacon in the Christian church and a member of the I.O.O.F. and Modern Woodmen of America.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. George Vandeveer and Mrs. John Blacklidge, both of Chicago; Mrs. Lillie Newcomb of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Campbell of Louisville, Ill., and one son, James M. Tanner, Jr., a druggist living in Louisville.
IL State Register, Springfield, IL 11-19-1914
Orchard Hill Cemetery
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