Kent County Biographies
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Railway Officials in America 1906
James Taber, of the firm of Taber & Hopkins, was born in Addison Co., Vt., May 8, 1836, and is a son of
Thomas Taber, who removed to Ohio in 1837. James was brought up on a farm until 12 years old, when he went into
the foundry of his brothers, Freeman and Horace Taber. He remained there three years and then went to work in a
saw mill; since that period the most of his time has been spent in that capacity, either as an employe, or as proprietor.
He went to Iowa in 1852, and returned in 1853. In 1854 he went to Indiana, and returned to Manistee, Mich., in
1865; and in 1867 he came to Rockford, where he has since resided, For an account of his mill, see history of Rockford
and Algoma tp. He was married Sept. 4, 1856, to Miss Lucia Covey, by whom he has had 11 children; of these 7 are
living - Augustus E. Austin A., Viola A., Alberta, Wilber J., Arthur N. and Hubert E.
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