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Cecil W. Tanner
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1888
Ohio, USA
Death: May 1, 1940
Zanesville
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA

CECIL W. TANNER, LOCAL BANKER, SUCCUMBS
A bullet wound through his forehead was fatal to Cecil W. Tanner, 52, one of Zanesville's prominent bankers. He died at Good Samaritan hospital Wednesday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock.
Found shot early in the afternoon by his wife, he lay near death when he was rushed to the hospital in the Keck ambulance. Mrs. Tanner, who had been away from their home, 742 Fairmont avenue, called the First National Bank, where he was assistant cashier and trust officer, to inform officials that he was ill but would be to work in the afternoon, returned to find him in a bedroom, a bullet wound in his head. She said she used a neighbor's phone as she wished to discuss his illness with those at the bank and did not want him to overhear the conversation.
Officials of the bank said Mr. Tanner had suffered a general breakdown in health, undoubtedly from overwork and were not surprised when he failed to appear for work Wednesday morning.
His daughter, Mrs. Charles Stewart, Jr., who was on a honeymoon tour was contacted in Baltimore and was on her way home last night. She was married April 20.
Mr. Tanner had been connected with the bank for a number of years. Active in civic work, he had been city treasurer since January of 1938 when he was appointed by city council.
A former director of the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing authority, he took an active part in the steps which preceded the launching of the Pershing road project. He resigned from the board last year and was succeeded by Richard Taylor, who in turn resigned yesterday.
Mr. Tanner had also been actively engaged in the settlement of the C. M. Ludman estate of which he was administrator.
A lifelong resident of this city, he had been connected with the First National Bank for the past 20 years. He was educated in the public schools in this city.
A prominent Democrat, he was a former city auditor and at one time had served as deputy county auditor.
Prior to his entrance to the banking business, he was employed by the Z. and W. railroad at East Fultonham. When he entered the banking business he was named head of the "new business" department. Five years later he was promoted to the assistant cashiership.
Mr. Tanner was a devout member of the Central Presbyterian church and played an active part in the affairs of the Rotary club. Prominent in Masonry, during the time that he was worshipful master of LaFayette lodge, No. 79, F. & A. M., he was the youngest to hold that office.
Surviving are his widow, the daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Sam Grant, of this city.
Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed last night. Meanwhile the body rests at the Bateman funeral home.

(Copied from the Zanesville Times Recorder, Thursday, May 2, 1940).

RITES TODAY FOR CECIL W. TANNER
Final rites for Cecil W. Tanner, 52, of 742 Fairmont avenue, who expired Wednesday afternoon at Good Samaritan hospital from a gunshot wound, will be conducted privately Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the late residence. Dr. Howard D. Borley will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
Coroner Ray McDaniel had not returned a verdict in the death last night.
Acting and honorary pallbearers will be officials and employes of the First National bank. He was assistant cashier and trust officer at the bank.
The body was removed to the late residence Thursday afternoon from the Bateman funeral home.
(Copied from the Zanesville Times Recorder, Friday, May 3, 1940). 
 
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 Parents:
  Noah H. Tanner (1862 - 1935)
  Ida F. Weller Tanner (1863 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen E. Ludman Tanner (1889 - 1923)
 
 Sibling:
  Juanita L. Tanner Grant (1886 - 1959)*
  Cecil W. Tanner (1888 - 1940)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Zanesville
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section A 539 Space 2
 
Maintained by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Originally Created by: G. Stoecklein
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34773644
Cecil W. Tanner
Added by: G. Stoecklein
 
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