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September 16, 1853–December 14, 1922
|Edgar Tarbox was born in Harford, Cortland Co., N.Y. September 16, 1853 and died in Anamosa, Iowa, December 14, 1922 at the age of 69 years 2 months and 26 days.
His parents came to Iowa in 1855 and located in Jackson Township, Jones County, where they remained until they retired from the farm and took up residence in Olin. Mr. Tarbox grew to manhood on that farm. On July 12, 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Perry who died March 29, 1904.
To this union were born five children, one daughter and four sons as follows: Mrs. Geo. L. Curttright of Cedar Rapids, Samuel of Mechanicsville, Earl of Moline, Illinois, Asa of Houston, Texas; and Arthur of Sacramento, California. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren and ten great grand children.
He came to Anamosa in 1897 and for many years followed the occupation of an auctioneer in which calling he was much in demand in his territory.
On the 31st day of March 1910 he was married to Mrs. Cordelia L. Hay who tenderly cared for him during the years of his failing health and in his last illness.
About three years ago his health became affected at times very seriously during which time he was a great sufferer. A few days previous to his decease he contracted bronchial pneumonia. In his weakened condition he became a prey for its destructive work though hitherto possessed of a robust constitution.
A genial companionable citizen, thoughtful and courageous has gone from us and left a void in the home and community. He did not flinch under life's responsibilities nor when death touched. He made arrangements for his funeral service saying that his peace was made with God.
Funeral services were conducted by his boyhood friend, Rev. L. L. Lockard at the M.E. Church in Anamosa on Sunday afternoon December 17, assisted by Rev. S. V. Williams and his body was laid beside that of the wife of his youth in the beautiful cemetery at Olin. The Odd Fellows attended in a body dur.....(the rest of the article is cut off)
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