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Joseph Tarbert a Washington pioneer of 1884



Joseph Tarbert a pioneer of 1884, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, in 1838. He grew up in the state of his nativity and followed the carpenter trade there until 1873, then moved to Worthington, Minnesota, and worked at this trade and on a farm of his own for eleven years. 

On May 6, 1884, he arrived in Spokane county, and shortly afterward preempted a quarter-section of land two miles southeast of Hazard postoffice. In addition to his farming he has done a great deal of carpenter work in his own vicinity and in Spokane. 

He is one of the leading farmers of his community, takes a lively interest in all the local affairs, and is highly esteemed by his neighbors generally. Socially he affiliates with the I.O.O.F., being a charter member of Morning Star Lodge at Wayside. 

He was married in September, 1860, to Nancy Knox, of Harrison, Ohio. They have seven children living, namely: Laura, Jennie, Frank, Elmore, Floyd, Nellie and Clyde; also one deceased, Aletia. They are members of the Presbyterian church.

An illustrated history of Spokane County, state of Washington: Rev. Johathan Edwards, Published 1900, Page 510 View online Google books


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