Friday, January 11, 2013

LeRoy Tanner Pictures and Documents

Since the blog has had a military theme recently, here are some additional documents about LeRoy Parkinson Tanner, including some from his service in the First World War, and a picture.

This picture is called "Tanner Family with Leroy holding Wallace." Except for those two named (the man standing near the right of the photo with a small boy in his arms) I don't know the identities of any of the others. I suppose they're Roy's brothers or sisters and other relatives in Joseph City, Arizona.

This is an Enlistment Record with corrections. LeRoy's military service has been mentioned previously here (Veteran's Day; a collection of his American Legion cards) and here (LeRoy Parkinson Tanner Military Service).

This is some sort of veteran's payment.

Roy Tanner's death certificate, State of New Mexico. He and his brother-in-law were killed in a car-train accident on November 5, 1944 near Grants, Valencia, New Mexico. The death certificate says there was an inquest. Are the records available somewhere?

This is an application to have the Veteran's Administration reimburse the burial costs, since Roy was buried in the St. Johns (Arizona) City Cemetery, rather than a military cemetery.


  1. So incredible that we can see all of these documents! Thank you so much Amy. I have always wondered about that train/car accident!

    I just finished reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn this morning. It covers the early WWI years. It is neat to make the connection with our Great Grandfather that way!

  2. I'll have to look in Grandpa's history to see what he said about the accident. I also have a wonderful picture of Grandpa as a very young member of the Army Air Corps that I need to post one of these days. How about tomorrow. I'll put it up tomorrow.