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 Charles Austin Mandell Taber  (1824 - 1911)

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Lived/Active: California/Massachusetts      Known for: sketch artist

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BIOGRAPHY for Charles Taber
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1824 (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
 
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1911 (Wakefield, Massachusetts)

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California/Massachusetts

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Born near New Bedford, MA April 3, 1824 of Mayflower stock. At 15 Taber shipped out on a whaler. After many years at sea, he became master of his own vessel. When gold was discovered in California, Captain Taber sailed around Cape Horn in August 1848. For a time he was engaged in the transportation of troops for the U.S. government. Taber was later the captain of a ferry boat which plied the waters between San Francisco and Sacramento. In the latter he was a contractor who built the first (showing 500 of 908 characters).



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