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Chauncey Tarman (1850-1933)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 6/18/2021 at 18:09:25

From Nevada Evening Journal May 12, 1933 (page 1)



Chauncey Tarman, 83, of 822 Second street, died at Iowa sanitarium at 4:15 a. m. today, after being confined there for a week suffering from bladder trouble and other complications.

In almost perfect health for about 82 years his long life, he had been slowly failing during the past year and about two weeks ago was prevailed upon to go down to Iowa City for an examination by specialists at the University hospital. Returning he was taken to Iowa sanitarium, where his condition rapidly became critical and it was realized that the end was near.

Mr. Tarman, who had been a resident of Nevada for about 40 years, thirty of which he had been actively engaged in business, was a man of wife acquaintance and held n the very highest of esteem of those who knew him best.

He was a native of Ohio, born at Zanesville, March 7, 1850. There he lived as a boy and moved with his parents to McLain county, ill., where he spent the younger years of his manhood and was twice married.

His first wife was Lizzie Manning and to this union two children were born. The eldest son, Jesse Tarman, died in January, 1932, while the sister, Mrs. Nellie Diamond, is a resident of Dallas, Tex. The mother of these two died during the family residence in Illinois.

It was in 1884 that he was married to Althea Strong at Gridley, Ill., and to this union three children were born and with the mother survive the husband and father. They are Mrs. Blanche Bremer of Ucross, Wyoming, Harry Tarman of Ames and Francis C. Tarman of Nevada.

The daughter, Blanche, arrived from home in Wyoming Thursday night at 9:25 over the Northwestern and was recognized by the father, when she was taken at once to his bedside a few hours before his death. Members of the family were at his bedside when the summons came.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Morfoot Funeral Home, after which interment will be made in the Nevada cemetery. Rev. LeRoy Kinser of the Nevada Church of Christ will be in charge of the service.

It was in 1903 that Mr. Tarman, with his cousin, J. J. Tarman, came out to Nevada. The subject of this sketch then purchased a meat market in Nevada and became actively connected with the affairs of the city, which connection he continued actively for a period of thirty years. J. J. Tarman returned to Illinois but came back to Nevada a year later and bought the farm which he still owns and continues to operate.

About ten years ago Mr. Tarman withdrew from active business life but has since continued busily engaged in looking after his interests. He owns a large farm south of the city, as well as considerable business and residence property in Nevada and business property in Ames.

He was a man always active and energetic in the care of his business interests and accumulated a considerable amount of property. A man of strict honesty and integrity, he was recognized as one the successful residents of the city and lived far beyond his four score years, still active and able to look after his affairs. He was a member of Samson Lodge, No. 77, Knights of Pythias lodge and held close association with the membership of that order.


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