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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WILLIAM C. TANNER, deceased, was born in Boone County, July 18, 1855, and was a son of Joshua Z. and Frances J. (Snyder) Tanner, of Boone County. Joshua Tanner is a farmer in Boone County. William C. Tanner was brought up in Florence, and in early life worked on the farm. He attended the common schools at Florence, and afterward finished his education at Cincinnati, Ohio. He started in business when very young, at Florence, in which he continued until July, 1883. His health being bad for some time previous to this, he went to Texas, and remained until May, 1884, when he and his wife returned to Florence. He was a man of more than ordinary business qualifications. His death was a sad blow to the community, as he was beloved by all who knew him. He owned considerable property in Florence at the time of his death, April 22, 1886. In 1884 he built his beautiful two-story frame residence in the suburbs of Florence. December 17, 1879, he married Emma V. Meyer, a daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Hogriffe) Meyer, of St. Louis, Mo. To this union one son has been born: Wallace J. Mr. Tanner was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife is a member of the Lutheran Church. Politically he was a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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