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Tarbox, Rev. Edward Bassett 1859-1943


Posted By: Linda Mohning (email)
Date: 10/11/2011 at 21:26:13

Plymouth County Photographer 1929-1936
Death Take Old Remsen Resident. Edward B. Tarbox, Former Minister and Photographer, Laid to Rest.

Funeral services were held at Remsen Thursday afternoon for Edward B. Tarbox, Remsen resident for 15 years, who passed away at his home Tuesday morning at the age of 83 years, following a long period of failing health.

Mr. Tarbox, who lived in retirement for nearly seven years since the day fire destroyed his photographic studio, had been in feeble health during that time. His ailment became more severe several months ago and he was helpless for many weeks. During his sickness he had the constant and loving care of Mrs. Tarbox.

Edward Basset Tarbox was the son of John and Antionette Tarbox and was born July 14, 1859, at Norfolk, Conn. There were five children in this family and Edward was the last surviving.

He attended college at Ithaca, N.Y., but was obliged to discontinue his attendance there when financial circumstances demanded his help at home. AT the age of 28 years he affiliated himself with the Baptist church and later was ordained as a pastor at Bridgeport, Mass.

The Rev. and Mrs. Tarbox were united in marriage in 1897, then went to Quinto, Ecuador, where he was the first Protestant missionary. Twins, boy and girl, were born to them in Ecuador but passed away in infancy. Because of unfavorable climate conditions they returned to this country and for some years Rev. Tarbox was active in orphanage work. Later he supplied as pastor in various Iowa churches.

At the age of 70 years Mr. Tarbox quit the ministry and began his work as a photographer, which activity was his lifelong hobby.

Surviving beside the widow, is a daughter, Mrs. Maurive (Margarita) Stapley of Columbus, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Stapley came for the last sacred rites and will be accompanied home by Mrs. Tarbox who will make her home with them.
Le Mars Globe Post, March 1, 1943, page 4.


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