Biography of Frederick Taber
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Taber, Frederic, is a son of the late Charles Taber and Sarah J. Howland, and was born February 26, 1856, in New Bedford, Mass., where he received his preliminary education. He was graduated from the Friends' School in Providence in 1872, and entered Brown University, class of 1876, but left after one year to enter the art establishment founded by his father. In 1882 he became a partner in the business, under the firm name of Charles Taber & Co., the other partners, besides his father, being William and Charles M. Taber. In 1893 the concern was incorporated as the Taber Art Company, with Frederic Taber as secretary, and in August, 1897, it was merged into the Taber Prang Art Company, which is capitalized at $550,000, and of which Mr. Taber is a director. He was a member of the City Council two years, and is a director of the Acushnet Cooperative Bank, the New Bedford Gas and Edison Light Company, and the Dartmouth Mill Corporation. He has also been a director of the New Bedford Safe Deposit and Trust Company and is now its second vicepresident. He is a birthright member of the Society of Friends. In 1882 he married Elizabeth Delano Howland, daughter of James H. Howland of New Bedford, who died in 1883, leaving one son, Frederic Howland Taber. In 1895 Mr. Taber married Mary E., daughter of John M. Williams of New Bedford.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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