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 Sidney Tanner

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Sidney Tanner

  • Original Name Sidney
  • Birth 1 Apr 1809 Greenwich, Washington County, New York, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 1895 Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA
  • Plot A_29_2
  • Memorial ID 102833

Son of John Tanner and Lydia Stewart

Married:

(1) Louisa Conlee in 1830, and they had eight children. She died at Winter Quarters.

(2) Julia Ann Shepherd on 1 Dec 1846 at the herd grounds north of Winter Quarters; they also had eight children.

(3) Rachel Neyman in 1859, and they had six children; giving Sidney a total of 22 children

He was prominent in the settlement of San Bernardino, was in the High Council, and did a lot of freighting between California and Utah, including bringing some of the materials that were used in the construction of the Tabernacle, and the first organ for the Tabernacle, which was a gift from the Saints in Australia.

One time Sidney was on the road returning to California and was stopped by the men involved in the Mountain Meadows massacre; they prevented him from passing until after darkness fell, then conducted him around the scene.

He was one of the earliest settlers of Beaver and has done much to build up that place. Sidney became prominent in business, civic and religious affairs. When Beaver was incorporated in 1867, he was elected one of the first councilmen. He also became a counselor to Bishop M. L. Shepherd in the Beaver First Ward, and later a high counselor in the stake.



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  • Maintained by: L Despain
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sidney Tanner (1 Apr 1809–5 Dec 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102833, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by L Despain (contributor 46999228) .