Person:Thomas Tarbet (2)

Thomas Hendrix Tarbet, Sr.
m. 17 NOV 1864
  1. William Robert Tarbet1865 - 1898
  2. James Henry Tarbet1867 - 1936
  3. John Marshall Tarbet1869 - 1932
  4. Charles Francis Tarbet1872 - 1946
  5. George Marion Tarbet1874 - 1938
  6. Mary Jane Tarbet1874 - 1954
  7. Samuel Thomas Tarbet1876 - 1878
  8. Walter Emett Tarbet1879 - 1951
  9. Jesse Elmer Tarbet1882 -
  10. Besse Ellen Tarbet1882 - 1908
  11. Grover Cleveland Tarbet1884 - 1941
  12. Thomas Hendrix Tarbet, Sr.1884 - 1967
  13. Martin Luther Tarbet1887 - 1890
  14. Ida Josephine Tarbet1889 - 1972
m. 15 JAN 1908
  1. Price Keith Tarbet1909 - 1969
  2. Thomas Hendrix Tarbet, Jr.1914 - 2002
m. ABT 1954
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Hendrix Tarbet, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? 16 MAY 1884 Kirby, Shelby, Missouri, United States
Marriage 15 JAN 1908 Texas_UID: 2AE98E16-DFAD-4418-A5CA-FDFD98BCF594 RIN: MH:FF4
to Flossie Hendrix
Other _UID: 20BED861-8EBA-4C55-91AB-AA267DDE9ED9 RIN: MH:FF46 Death of Spouse
with Flossie Hendrix
Marriage ABT 1954 Ackerley, Texas, United Statesto Mattie "Millie" Lawson,
Other Death of Spouse
with Mattie "Millie" Lawson,
Death? 27 OCT 1967 Ackerly, Dawson, Texas, United States
Burial? Ackerly Cemetery, Ackerly, Dawson, Texas, United States

Thomas Hendrix Sr. was born May 16th, 1884, a twin brother to Grover Cleveland Tarbet. He was the 12th child and 9th son of John Walker and Nancy Elizabeth Kenning Tarbet. Tom. as he was called, grew up on the family farm, and also worked at his father's General Store. He attended the Robinson school in the Kirby community. He moved with his family to Rule Texas in 1900, where he began his lifelong career as a farmer.

He married Flossie Hendrix (b. Sept 13, 1891 ) on Jan 15, 1908 and had two sons, Thomas Hendrix Jr. and Price Keith. Flossie's mother was of the Bacon family of English heritage. In 1916 they moved to Dawson Co. TX and paid $160 down on 160 acres of land about 8 miles south of Lamesa, TX. With the remaining $1440 to be paid over nine years. Tom farmed with horses until he bought a small Ford tractor in the 1940s He sold the farm in Dawson Co. for $75 per acre around 1950 when he retired and left the immediate area due to Flossie's health. They lived at Merkel and Anson TX for a while, and returned to Ackerly TX. for his final years.

Flossie died on Oct 27, 1952, and is buried in the Ackerly Cemetery. T.H. later married Millie, the widow of his twin brother Grover.

Tom and Millie moved to a rest home in Iowa Park, TX just west of Witicha Falls, TX. He died Oct 27, 1967 while in Iowa Park., 15 years to the day of Flossie's death.

(Source) Don Tarbet's book "The "T" Trail.