Corabel Tarr

18 March 1863–17 August 1937 (Age 74)
New Carlisle, Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Corabel

When Corabel Tarr was born on 18 March 1863, in New Carlisle, Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, her father, Levi Tarr, was 28 and her mother, Amanda Cline, was 28. She married Wm. James Boyd on 26 October 1892. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 17 August 1937, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Wm. James Boyd
Corabel Tarr
Marriage: 26 October 1892
William Rowland Boyd
Margaret Frances Boyd
Isabella Katharine Boyd
Miriam E Boyd

Spouse and Children

26 October 1892


Parents and Siblings

    Levi Tarr


    Amanda Cline




    Ella May Tarr


    Olin Wheeler Tarr




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 22

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English (southwestern England and South Wales): apparently from tar (Old English te(o)ru), and applied perhaps to someone who worked with tar or bitumen in waterproofing ships.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tharr, of uncertain origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Corabel T Boyd in household of William Boyd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora B Farr in household of Levi Farr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Corabelle Boyd in household of William Boyd, "United States Census, 1920"

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