WILLIAM L. TANNER, general dealer in all kinds of farmers” produce, live-stock (sic), etc. He came to Kansas in 1869 and located in Larned in business in 1876. He engaged in butchering and running a meat market four years; then into his present business, etc. He was born in Bradford County, Pa., September 18, 1842, and was raised in his native county. Enlisted May 15, 1861, in Company F, Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves, and served for three years; re-enlisted in One Hundred and Ninety-first Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Infantry; participated in all the battles of his command and was discharged from hospital June 14, 1865; wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor and taken prisoner August 19, 1864; wounded April 9, 1865, at Appomatox(sic) Court House, at Gen. R. E. Lee”s surrender. After his army life he farmed and followed various occupations until he came to Kansas. Married in 1875, to Miss Mary E. Evans, of Tioga County, Pa. They have two children – Gracie A. and Daniel C.
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