Stella M. Tarr, 9 North 49 West



Simeon Lawrence West and Margaret Lavina Ranking.
In 1880 Taylor County, Iowa, Simeon and Maggie have Artemis 5, Estella 3, and Winstaff 1, all kids born in Iowa.
In 1885 Antelope County, Nebraska, Simeon 36 and Maggie 32, both Illinois, have Artemis 9, Estella 8, Winstiff 6, Guy 4 - born in Iowa, and Harlan 1 in Nebraska.
Martin L. Tarr married Estella M. West in Antelope County, Nebraska May 5, 18987.
(Philander Tarr had married Crissie Keller in 1894, and L.D. Tarr had married Jane O'Neill in 1898.)

In 1900 Antelope County, Nebraska, Martin S. Tarr born Oct 1868, married three years to Stella M. Feb 1871, both born in Iowa, have Elsie May June 1888 anda son born March 1900.
Next household is Adolphus Tarr Dec 1879 with Jane May 1872. Further down the page are Phylander Tarr 45 and Clarissa 31 - married six years. Clarissa has had one chid, not living.

Stella is widowed in 1910 Antelope County, Nebraska, farming, 33 with Elsie M. 11, Ralph H. 10, and Mirl L. 8, all three kids born in Nebraska.


Stella proved up two quarters in 14, 9N 49W in 1918.


She may have come to the area because of an Amanda Tarr's daughter Minnie M. who married Everett Earley, a Washington COunty, Colorado homesteader.

In 1920 Logan County, Stella is farming, 42, born in Iowa, married but no spouse, with Ralph H. 19 and Myrl L. 18, both born in Nebraska.
Stella is living with daughter Elsie 31 and her husband Conrad Amen 40 in 1930 Logan County, 53, widowed.

Estella M. Tarr 1877-1937 is buried in Fleming # 145829671.
So is Elsie May (Tarr) Amen 1898-1991.
Myrl Tarr married Harvey Buckels April 7, 1928, recorded in Morgan County.
In 1930 Logan County, Harvey is farming, 32, with Myrl 28 and M. Wayne 1.
The Marvin Buckels Library in Jefferson County is probably named for the young Marvin, active in the community college and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
"With Beatrice Foods, Denver, 1952-1955. Loan counselor Midland Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1955-1956, treasurer, 1956-1962, executive vice president, 1962-1985, Western Capital Investment Corporation, Denver, 1985-1991"

In 1940 Sterling, Harvey is a farm laborer, 42, Myrl 38, with Marvin 11. Looks like Harvey's mother Suzanne 69 Indiana is with them. Harvey and Myrl were in Washington County, COlorado in 1935.
Myrl Leona (Tarr) Buckles 1901-1985 is buried in Sterling # 41746613, with Harvey 1897-1987.

Ralph registered for WWI with a Fleming address, born March 12, 1900, a thresherman for Kinzess, nearest relative Stella.
Ralph Harold Tarr married Vesta Thelma Clauson May 21, 1923, recorded in Phillips County.
In 1930 Logan County, Ralph is a farm laborer, 30, Vesta L. 24 born in Iowa, with Harold S. 6 Colorado.

They divorced in Logan County in 1935.
Mrs. Vesta Tarr married Dick Hamilton July 3, 1936, recorded in Morgan County.
Ralph 1900-1969 is buried in Evanston, Wyoming # 69010040.
Harold was listed in two 1940 census lists, one as a stepson to Dick Hamilton in Denver, and another as a delivery boy in Sterling, living with the Gollobith family.
Harold Stanley "Red" Tarr, born Feb 4, 1923, died October 28, 2001.
His obituary was in the Olympia Washington Olympian.


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Martin was in the Norfolk Nebraska state hospital in 1930 and 1940, born in Iowa about 1869.
Bessie West, born 1888 at Norfolk Nebraska to Simen L. and Maggie West, had married a Gillespie, living in Billings, Montana, widowed, married James F. Teul in Billings in 1938.

Wintry Oren West 1879-1954 is buried in Lebanon, Missouri, # 57912422.
Another brother, Guy, appears to have been in La Junta "Myrtie Helen Ofe was born at Madison Nebraska, September 26, 1887. With her parents she removed to Antelope County, Nebraska, in 1893 and until her marriage resided on the home farm north of Oakdale. On December 29, 1909 she was married to Guy E. West and a year later removed with her husband to a farm near LaJunta, CO. Following a brief illness she died at the hospital in LaJunta on November 12, 1912. The deceased united with the Oakdale M. E. Church eight years ago and with her husband transferred her membership to their Colorado home. She was a quiet, unassuming disposition, always cheerful, loving and dutiful. Friendships formed by her were real and lasting and her untimely death was the cause of sincere grief among all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and infant child, father, five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, November 17, at the Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, and burial was made in the Oakdale Cemetery. "

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