Helen R Tabor

Brief Life History of Helen R

When Helen R Tabor was born in 1839, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Garner Taber, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Tabor, was 31. She married Samuel Houston Snavely on 9 January 1855, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Bone Creek Township, Butler, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died in June 1901, in Kendrick, Latah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Kendrick, Latah, Idaho, United States.

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Samuel Houston Snavely
Helen R Tabor
Marriage: 9 January 1855
William Jackson Snavely
Lucinda H. Snavely
Frances Marion Snavely
Mary Virginia Snavely
Flora Louella Snavely
Lenora Jane "Nora" Snavely
Marion Snavely
Martha Lavern Snavely
Nancy Irene "Rena" Snavely
Bertha Ann "Annie" Snavely

Sources (14)

  • Hellen Snavel in household of Samuel Snavel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen Roxy Tabor - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Ellen Roxy Tabor
  • Ellen R. Tabor Snavely, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1839: Lake, Indiana, United States

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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