Herbert Ernest Taber

2 March 1877–14 November 1953 (Age 76)
Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Herbert Ernest

When Herbert Ernest Taber was born on 2 March 1877, in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States, his father, James Taber, was 46 and his mother, Lucia Covey, was 40. He married Ella May Tuttle on 29 July 1908, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. He lived in Algoma Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 November 1953, in Rockford, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Herbert Ernest Taber
Ella May Tuttle
Marriage: 29 July 1908

Spouse and Children

29 July 1908
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Taber


    Lucia Covey




    George Oscar Tabor


    Austin Alvene Taber


    Augustus Eugene Taber


    Viola Annette Taber


    Charles Ellsworth Taber


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Tabor .2 Polish: altered form of the Germanic personal name Dagobert ( see Tabbert 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Herburt E Taber in household of Emer R Kuch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herbert E Taber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert Tabor in household of John Tuttle, "United States Census, 1920"

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