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Samuel Dunbar Tarbox
December 20, 1832–December 28, 1906

He Was Formerly a Well Known Citizen of Olin

Samuel Dunbar Tarbox, son of William and Mary Tarbox, was born near North Harford, Cortland County, New York, on the 20th of December 1832, where he grew to manhood. In 1855 he came west and settled near Rome, now Olin, Iowa.
On March 1st 1860, he was married to Mary S. Brickley. To this union three children were born—J. L., of Clayton, Illinois; W. F. of Sugar City, Colorado, and Viola B. Lindley of Clayton, Illinois, all of whom survive him. Of his four brothers and five sisters, he is survived by Henry of North Harford, New York; Manville of Olin, and Warden of North Harford, New York.
Under the preaching of Rev. Asahel Bronson, he was converted and joined the M.E. Church during the winter of 1868, of which he remained a faithful communicant until the time of his death.
He was a Master Mason in the early part of 1867, a Royal Arch Mason in 1882 and a Knight Templar the following year.
He moved to the old farm in Jackson Township in 1865, and to Olin in 1882. He retired from active business in 1885.
In October 1903, he moved to Clayton, Illinois, where he lived until he departed this life at his home at 3:53 P.M. on December 28, 1906, aged 74 years and 8 days.
The remains were brought to this place last Monday morning, the funeral was held at the M.E. Church at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and the remains were interred in the Olin cemetery. About forty members of the Masonic Lodge at this place attended the funeral in a body and conducted the burial services at the grave.

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Source: Olin Recorder.

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