When Mary Alice Tabor was born on 11 March 1834, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, her father, John S. Tabor, was 28 and her mother, Alice Thomas, was 26. She married Henry Abraham Loving on 6 June 1854, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Montana, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Louisburg Township, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 29 April 1906, in Elk City, Montgomery, Kansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elk City, Montgomery, Kansas, United States.
English (southern): nickname from Middle English tabor, tabour ‘tabor’, a type of small drum (Old French tabor, tabour, tabur). Compare Taborn .
Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia) (Tábor): habitational name from the city of Tábor in southern Bohemia, founded in 1420 by Hussites as their fortification and named after the Mount Tabor near Nazareth in the Palestine, an important Biblical site. The city's name came to denote a Taborite, a member of the radical wing of the Hussite movement. Compare 3 below.
Slovenian, Croatian, and Polish: topographic name from tabor, a word of Czech (ultimately Biblical; see 2 above) or Turkish origin (from tabor ‘military camp’, also ‘battalion’), today meaning ‘camp’ (in Polish ‘camp of nomads’), but in Slovenian originally denoting a fortification, built in the times of the Turkish plunderage (15th–16th century) around a church atop a hill.