Gaye LeBaron Collection
World War One Letters
Title: Eliza Tanner Dies at 79
Reference URL: http://northbaydigital.sonoma.edu/cdm/ref/collection/Lebaron/id/3108
Eliza Tanner Dies at 79
Eliza Ann Tanner, 79, who owned and operated the former Eliza Tanner Hospital, died Tuesday in a Santa Rosa hospital after a long illness.
Miss Tanner was born in Toledo, Wash., and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James F. Tanner. She came to Santa Rosa in 1899.
After attending Santa Rosa High School, she enrolled in
Stanford Nursing school, graduated in 1911 and became a nurse in World War I, going overseas with a Stanford unit in 1917.
She took over Mary Jesse Hospital in 1929 and changed it
to the Eliza Tanner Hospital, completely remodeling it in
1935. It was located at the corner of 5th and King sts.
A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion, Miss Tanner was also affiliated with the Maccabee and Rebekah Lodges, Stanford Alumni Association, the California Nurses' Association
and the National Nurses' Association.
The only known survivor is an adopted daughter, Elizabeth Sherman.
Service arrangements are being made at Eggen and Lance Mortuary.
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