Lee Tanner (1916 - 1965)

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Florence (Coyne) and Oscar Tanner

Florence (Coyne) and Oscar Tanner

Florence Tanner

Florence Tanner

Charles D Tanner

Charles D Tanner

Buddy & Rene (Irle) Tanner

Buddy & Rene (Irle) Tanner

Tanner Children

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Annie Mae Tanner

Annie Mae Tanner

Stacy Denise Tanner

Stacy Denise Tanner

Sharon K. (Mcclary) Tanner

Sharon K. (Mcclary) Tanner

Mrs Patrick Campbell

Mrs Patrick Campbell

Jim Tanner and Graduating Class 1945

Jim Tanner and Graduating Class 1945

Marlon Tanner Stout

Marlon Tanner Stout

Covington Family

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1916 - In the year that Lee Tanner was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

1917 - He was just 1 year old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1919 - Lee was merely 3 years old when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

1959 - At the age of 43 years old, Lee was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1965 - In the year of Lee Tanner's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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Lee Tanner died in November 1965 at age 49. No cause of death has been entered for Lee. He was born on January 20, 1916. We are unaware of information about Lee's family or relationships.

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