Thomas M. Tabor

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, May 26, 1921

T. M. Tabor Dead

Well-known Taxi Operator Taken Away Suddenly.

Heart Failure Came

Around as Usual Hour Before - Had Served as Officer for Number of Years.

Thomas M. Tabor expired suddenly at his home, 218 Glassway, at 8:30 o'clock last night, from heart trouble.

This news will come as a shock to the many friend of the deceased, for until one hour before his untimely end he was enjoying comparatively good health. For the last two or three days, however, Mr. Tabor had been complaining of a shortness of breath and a pain in his chest, but these symptoms caused neither him nor his family uneasiness. It was directly after returning from a trip in his taxi cab to the hill section of the city that Mr. Tabor first displayed signs of real sickness, having a vomiting spell at the office of the Tabor Taxi company, of which firm he was a member. He was then induced to go to his home. Upon arriving there Drs. Alley and Braddock were called and remained with Mr. Tabor until death ensued, a comparatively few minutes after their arrival.

The immediate cause of his death was angina pectoris, or a pain in the heart.

Mr. Tabor was a perfect physical specimen of manhood and enjoyed good health all during his life, and never before had he suffered or displayed signs of heart trouble.

Coming to Lewiston in 1898 and residing here continuously, Mr. Tabor was well known all over this section of north-central Idaho and eastern Washington. He served as deputy under Sheriffs Rosen and Schuldt, was for nine years a member of the Lewiston police force, and at one time was probation officer for Nez Perce county.

Of a very pleasing personality, Mr. Tabor surrounded himself with many staunch friends and business acquaintances. He has been engaged in the taxicab business here for the past five years.

Mr. Tabor was born in Noosha, Newton county, Missouri, in November, 1878. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Tabor of this city; a wife, Elizabeth Hanses Tabor; two daughters and one son, Marie, Georgiana and Thomas, Jr.; four brothers and one sister, William and Buy, residents of Drumheller, Canada; Robert and James, of this city; and Mrs. Myrtle Parsley, of Troy, Ore.

The deceased was a member of the Elks' lodge for many years and on Sunday, May 15, he was initiated a member of the Lewiston council of the Knights of Columbus.

The remains are at the Vassar parlors, the funeral arrangements being held in abeyance until word is received from the brothers and sister residing elsewhere.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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