Hartford Ross

1834 -1895



The Tabor Beacon

Tabor, Iowa

15 Nov 1895



    Hartford Ross, a well known resident of this county, died of consumption Friday morning 8 Nov 1895 at his home near Tabor.  He was born in Brown County Ohio, 18 Mar 1834.  He came to Iowa in 1850 when he was 16 years of age, stopping in Council Bluffs, and was connected with the first Post Office in that place.  From thence he removed to Tabor and made a permanent home during his lifetime. He helped erect the first dwelling in Tabor, and witnessed the growth of this beautiful town on what was then a wild, open prairie.  29 Apr 1858, he was united in marriage with Margaret Penny, who, with two children and one sister, remain to mourn his departure.  He was a member of the Baptist Church of Tabor.  Services held at his home Sunday 10 Nov at 11 A.M.  His remains were then laid to rest in the family burying grounds.  Services conducted by Rev. W. H. Curtis.   (Buried in Tabor Cemetery b. 18 Mar 1834  d. 8  Nov 1895 father)



~ source: A few years ago Leland Smith of Tabor, Fremont County, Iowa, abstracted obituaries from the Tabor Beacon newspaper. Tabor is on the county line between Mills and Fremont County, therefore the paper printed obituaries from both counties. These were later microfilmed by the LDS Church on microfilm #1491976. 

~ transcribed and contributed by Cay Merryman,