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)