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Charles Taber

 (1824 - 1911)
Charles Austin Mandell Taber was active/lived in California, Massachusetts.  Charles Taber is known for sketch artist.

Charles Taber

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 frame building in that city. In 1850 he returned to the New Bedford and continued whaling until 1862. A versatile man, as well as an amateur painter, he also wrote two books on geology and one of poetry. The brother of Isaiah West Taber, he died i

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Crocker Museum; California Historical Society; New Bedford Evening Standard, 1-30-1911 (obituary).

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About  Charles Taber

Born:  1824 - New Bedford, Massachusetts
Died:   1911 - Wakefield, Massachusetts
Known for:  sketch artist