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 Robert C Tanner

Robert C Tanner

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Death 29 Sep 1964 (aged 63)
Burial Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 10195074 · View Source
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Robert C. Tanner, 63, of the Centralia-Stockton Road, Stockton, Chautauqua County Civil Defense director and former Chautauqua County supervisor, died Tuesday (Sept. 29, 1964) Mr. Tanner also served as state deputy of civil defense for Western New York. He served three terms as supervisor for the Town of Stockton, retiring in July 1962 due to the increase in civil defense work, especially the federal shelter program.
In 1951 he retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service. He enlisted in the Navy in 1921 and advanced through grades to lieutenant commander. During World War II he was in charge of salvage of naval aircraft at the North Island Naval Base, Calif.
He was a member of the Methodist Church; Cavite Lodge F. & A. M., Manila, Philippines: Cassadaga American Legion 1280; was an officer of Stockton I.O.O.F. Lodge; Stockton Grange; Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Department; Chautauqua County Fire Chiefs Association; Civil Service Employes Association; member at large of the Chautauqua County Council of Boy Scouts; Chautauqua County Historical Society; and had served as chairman of the lay committee for better schools in Cassadaga Valley. Mr. Tanner was listed in Who's Who in the East.
He was manager of the Burnham Machine Co., of Cassadaga from 1947-54 and was vice president of the firm for several years after that time.
Mr. Tanner was born Dec. 13, 1900, in Stockton, the son of Charles and Mary Ferguson Tanner.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Stewart Tanner; two daughters, Miss Shirley E. Tanner at home; and Miss Charlotte F. Tanner, Buffalo; one son, James R. Tanner, Jamestown; one sister, Mrs. Lottie Nichols, Cassadaga; and several nieces and nephews.


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  • Created by: Dolores Davidson
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10195074
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert C Tanner (13 Dec 1900–29 Sep 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10195074, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dolores Davidson (contributor 46872356) .