Aug. 14, 1924 - May 23, 1974

Allen Porter "Jinks" Tanler was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Long Creek and attended school in Long Creek and Mt. Vernon.

He served two years in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon his return, he lived on the family ranch near Mt. Vernon and attended an auctioneer's school in Indiana.

Mr. Tanler became a charter member of the John Day Elks on Sept. 9, 1950.

In 1957 he moved to Redmond where he worked as an auctioneer for the Redmond Auction Yard. He eventually purchased the yard in partnership with Ross Every and became a well-known auctioneer and cattle buyer. He auctioneered many of the Grantski auctions held annually in John Day.

Mr. Tanler died of a heart attack on May 23, 1974. Survivors include his widow, the former Carol Timms, who became his wife Oct. 14, 1946, in Stevenson, Wis.

This information provided by Drew Harmer.

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