William "Will" Warner Tabb

M, b. 27 September 1884, d. 20 January 1963
FatherJohn Riley (Ryle) Tabb b. 27 Jun 1854, d. 6 Apr 1945
MotherSarah Caroline Driskill b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 22 Apr 1930
Last Edited21 Oct 2012
     William's occupation: Coal Miner and Farmer.1 He married Myrtle Whitescover.1 He married Alpha Stevens.1 He married Sarah Ethel Bartlett.1 William was born at Todd County, Kentucky, on 27 September 1884.2 William died on 20 January 1963 at age 78.2 His body was interred after 20 January 1963 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Highway Cemetery.1,3

Family 1

Alpha Stevens

Family 2

Myrtle Whitescover d. 1905

Family 3

Sarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.
  3. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Thomas Richard (Rich) Tabb

M, b. May 1888, d. 31 December 1916
FatherJohn Riley (Ryle) Tabb b. 27 Jun 1854, d. 6 Apr 1945
MotherSarah Caroline Driskill b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 22 Apr 1930
Last Edited5 Nov 2018
     He married Nora "Alvie" Stevens.1 Thomas was born in May 1888.2 Thomas died on 31 December 1916 at age 28.2 His body was interred in January 1917 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Hayden Cemetery.1

Family

Nora "Alvie" Stevens b. 15 May 1895, d. 14 Feb 1971
Children

Citations

  1. [S1062] Source: Email from Leslie Tabb (e-mail address) dated 03 March 04.
  2. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.

Virgil (Virge) James Tabb

M, b. 1 December 1890, d. 30 January 1963
FatherJohn Riley (Ryle) Tabb b. 27 Jun 1854, d. 6 Apr 1945
MotherSarah Caroline Driskill b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 22 Apr 1930
Last Edited17 Jan 2014
     Virgil was born on 1 December 1890.1 He married Geneva Belle Gilbert, daughter of Phillip Ewing Gilbert and Mary Jane Tabb, on 14 February 1912. Virgil died on 30 January 1963 at age 72.1 He was buried after 30 January 1963 at Gant Cemetery, Sharon Grove, Todd County, Kentucky.2

Family

Geneva Belle Gilbert b. 22 Sep 1888, d. 23 Feb 1973
Children

Citations

  1. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Dicey Lee Tabb

F, b. 18 March 1893, d. 30 April 1925
FatherJohn Riley (Ryle) Tabb b. 27 Jun 1854, d. 6 Apr 1945
MotherSarah Caroline Driskill b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 22 Apr 1930
Last Edited13 Nov 2019
     Dicey was born on 18 March 1893.1 She married Virgil Marshall Johnson at Logan County, Kentucky, on 21 May 1916.1 Dicey died on 30 April 1925 at age 32.1 Her body was interred after 30 April 1925 at Spa, Kentucky, at Elk Creek Cemetery.1

Family

Virgil Marshall Johnson b. 12 Aug 1884, d. 27 Nov 1978

Citations

  1. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.

Virgil Marshall Johnson

M, b. 12 August 1884, d. 27 November 1978
Last Edited13 Nov 2019
     Virgil was born at Logan County, Kentucky, on 12 August 1884.1,2 He married Dicey Lee Tabb at Logan County, Kentucky, on 21 May 1916.1 Virgil Marshall Johnson was buried after 27 November 1954 at Elk Lick Church Cemetery, Lewisburg, Logan County, Kentucky.2 Virgil died on 27 November 1978 at Logan County, Kentucky, at age 94.1,2

Family

Dicey Lee Tabb b. 18 Mar 1893, d. 30 Apr 1925

Citations

  1. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Nora "Alvie" Stevens

F, b. 15 May 1895, d. 14 February 1971
Last Edited28 Feb 2019
     She married Leslie M. Tabb.1 She married Thomas Richard (Rich) Tabb.2 Nora was born at Caldwell County, Kentucky, on 15 May 1895.1 Nora died on 14 February 1971 at Bremen, Kentucky, at age 75.1 Her body was interred after 14 February 1971 at Ennis, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.1

Family 1

Thomas Richard (Rich) Tabb b. May 1888, d. 31 Dec 1916
Children

Family 2

Leslie M. Tabb b. 28 Oct 1880, d. 24 Jun 1960
Children

Citations

  1. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.
  2. [S1062] Source: Email from Leslie Tabb (e-mail address) dated 03 March 04.

Jewell Raymond Tabb

M, b. 1 August 1918, d. 17 May 1999
FatherLeslie M. Tabb b. 28 Oct 1880, d. 24 Jun 1960
MotherNora "Alvie" Stevens b. 15 May 1895, d. 14 Feb 1971
Last Edited13 Nov 2019
     Jewell was born at Logan County, Kentucky, on 1 August 1918.1,2 Jewell died on 17 May 1999 at Hopkins County, Kentucky, at age 80.1,2 He was buried after 17 May 1999 at Bethlehem Cemetery, Bremen, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S1057] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 21 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Leslie Earl Tabb Sr.

M, b. 6 September 1919, d. 22 August 2005
FatherLeslie M. Tabb b. 28 Oct 1880, d. 24 Jun 1960
MotherNora "Alvie" Stevens b. 15 May 1895, d. 14 Feb 1971
Last Edited20 Sep 2013
     Leslie was born at Sharon Grove, Todd County, Kentucky, on 6 September 1919.1 He married Flora Juanita Whitney at Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 9 May 1942.1 Notes:

MARRIAGE: Married at Greenville, Mulenberg Co., Ky. Courthouse by Judge John Ed Wood.

MILITARY: Army Air Corp Jan 1943 to Nov 1945; Honorable Discharge. He tried to enlist promptly after Pearl Harbor but he was refused because of a deformed trigger finger even though he had hunted since childhood using rifles and shotguns. He then later was drafted and assigned to the Army Air Corp because of his “disability.”

BAPTISM - Dad was baptized in 1942 at Forest Grove Baptist Church in Greenville, Ky.

He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Evansville, In. He was a trustee at Alvord Baptist Church in Evansville, In.

OCCUPATION: Dad worked in coal mines in Ky and he began working at BuCyrus Erie (A manufacturer of Heavy Industrial Equipment) as an assembler on the "Erecting Floor" on Nov 17 1946. Leslie Sr. retired from BuCyrus Erie on Dec 23, 1981 after 35+ years of employment

Dad has always been a hard worker and a good provider. I used to kid him by saying that he could save 4 cents out of every nickel he had ever earned. He always said that he had prayed to God for a good job that he could stay working at until he retired. He said that his education was not great but God had provided him with a job that he kept until he retired at the age of 62.

Leslie Sr. was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease for several years and has, at this writing, even has a few days where he does not recognized his wife of 61 years, Juanita. Still he maintains a great personality and shows a lot of love to the family.

When members of the family and friends ask about Dad, I always tell them that he's having some bad times but he is as good as gold. Everyone who knows him, without exception, always answers, "He always has been!"

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 23 February 2004. Leslie Earl Tabb Sr. died on 22 August 2005 at Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, at age 85.2 He was buried after 22 August 2005 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.2

Family

Flora Juanita Whitney b. 30 Oct 1923, d. 14 Feb 2014
Child

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Oscar Clayton "Ted" Tabb

M, b. 25 November 1922, d. 16 September 2013
FatherLeslie M. Tabb b. 28 Oct 1880, d. 24 Jun 1960
MotherNora "Alvie" Stevens b. 15 May 1895, d. 14 Feb 1971
Last Edited3 Mar 2015
     Note; Interests: Home Improvement, Family, and Church.

Military: Was in Army during WW 2; Honorable Discharge.

Retired from the Steel Mills (Inspection Dept.)

Lived in Portland, So. Portland, and now West Brook Maine.

Although it is just a nick name from childhood, everyone here knows him by "Ted" althoug he's not known by that name in Maine. My Uncle has told me that he doesn’t even remember why or where that he got that handle.

According to my father, Uncle "Ted" and Junior was very good guitar players and would play all around the area when they were young boy seven though Junior was extremely young.

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 23 February 2004. Oscar was born at Deer Lick, Caldwell County, Kentucky, on 25 November 1922.1 He married Jane Marie Aceto at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, on 31 January 1943.1 Oscar Clayton "Ted" Tabb died on 16 September 2013 at Maine at age 90.2 He was buried after 16 September 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.2

Family

Jane Marie Aceto b. 5 Aug 1920, d. 22 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Junior Wallace Tabb

M, b. 30 June 1928, d. 7 August 1939
FatherLeslie M. Tabb b. 28 Oct 1880, d. 24 Jun 1960
MotherNora "Alvie" Stevens b. 15 May 1895, d. 14 Feb 1971
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     Note: Junior died before I was born but all of the things I have heard about him were good. He played the guitar as did his brother "Ted," and he was a very good student in school.

When he became sick, my father gave up his job so that he could stay with him. He(my Dad) told me that Uncle Monroe Hill (Married to Elva Stevens Hill, my Grandmother's sister) would come over every night after work to help "sit" with Junior.

My grandmother was one who mourned the death of a loved one visibly hard and long. My father has told me that his Mom would sing around the house constantly but when Junior died she quit singing until after I was born. I was told by my father and my Uncle Jewell that doctors were never able to determine what illness took Junior’s life.

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 21 February 2004. Junior was born on 30 June 1928.1 Junior died on 7 August 1939 at age 11.1 His body was interred in August 1939 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Hayden Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Claud Neal

M, b. 12 February, d. 25 June 1910
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     He married Icey Mae Tabb.1 Note: "Claud broke his ribs when he lifted a wagon bed and never got well-that was the cause of his death."

Source: Rose Nell Tabb Wilson Murray

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 21 February 2004. Claud was born on 12 February.1 Claud died on 25 June 1910.1

Family

Icey Mae Tabb b. 18 Sep 1882, d. 29 Jan 1941
Child

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Pearl Mae Neal

F, b. 1 May 1902, d. 3 January 1925
FatherClaud Neal b. 12 Feb, d. 25 Jun 1910
MotherIcey Mae Tabb b. 18 Sep 1882, d. 29 Jan 1941
Last Edited3 Mar 2004
     Pearl was born on 1 May 1902.1 Pearl died on 3 January 1925 at age 22.1 Her body was interred in February 1925 at Spa, Kentucky, at Elk Creek Cemetery.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1063] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 03 March 2004.

Myrtle Whitescover

F, d. 1905
Last Edited8 Mar 2009
     She married William "Will" Warner Tabb.1 Myrtle was born. Her body was interred in 1905 at Todd County, Kentucky.1 Myrtle died in 1905.1

Family

William "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Orbie Lee Tabb

M, b. 12 April 1905, d. 22 October 1973
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited29 Jul 2012
     He married Stella Mae Morton.1 He married Ivey Georogy.1 Orbie was born on 12 April 1905.2 Orbie died on 22 October 1973 at Browder, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at age 68.2 His body was interred after 22 October 1973 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Highway Cemetery.2

Family 1

Ivey Georogy b. 9 Dec 1912, d. 3 Jul 1999

Family 2

Stella Mae Morton b. 8 Nov 1908, d. 4 Apr 1997
Child

Citations

  1. [S1063] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 03 March 2004.
  2. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Alpha Stevens

F
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     She married William "Will" Warner Tabb.1 Alpha died.1 Alpha was born. Note: According to Dad's first cousin and Uncle Will's daughter, Rose Nell Tabb Murray Wilson,

Uncle Will married her [Alpha] after Mirtle and before Sarah. She also died in child birth. My Aunt Elvie Stevens Hill (Alpha's sister) spelled her name Alpha (In a letter she sent to me dated Sept., 1985) and Rose Nell says her name was Alphie. So evidently her nickname was "Alphie."

Alpha was my father's Aunt (His mother's sister and his Uncle's Will Tabb's wife) on both "sides" of the family.

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 21 February 2004.

Family

William "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Sarah Ethel Bartlett

F, b. 4 February 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited21 Oct 2012
     She married William "Will" Warner Tabb.1 Note: According to her daughter, Rosa Nell Tabb Murray Wilson:

1. "'Ethel' was a midwife and delivered babies. I think [that] nearly all the children I went to school with were delivered by her."

2. Ethel died from "heart failure."

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 21 February 2004. Sarah was born on 4 February 1891.1 Sarah died on 16 May 1963 at age 72.1 Her body was interred after 16 May 1963 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Highway Cemetery.1,2

Family

William "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Opal Tabb

F, b. 6 June 1911, d. 12 January 1912
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited21 Oct 2012
     Opal was born at Drakesboro, Kentucky, on 6 June 1911. Opal died on 12 January 1912.1,2 Her body was interred after 12 January 1912 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Highway Cemetery.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Carl "Willie" Tabb

M, b. 1 December 1912, d. 15 April 1988
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited25 Apr 2016
     Carl was born on 1 December 1912.1,2 He married Edith Mae Robinson on 31 August 1936.1 Carl died on 15 April 1988 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at age 75.1,2 He was buried after 15 April 1988 at Ebenezer Cemetery, Ebenezer, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.2

Family

Edith Mae Robinson b. 5 Dec 1913, d. 4 Apr 1983
Child

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Margie Mae Tabb

F, b. 10 November 1914, d. 27 May 1997
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     Margie was born on 10 November 1914.1 Margie died on 27 May 1997 at age 82.1

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Vivian Tabb

F
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     Her body was interred at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Hy Way Cemetery.1 Vivian died. Vivian was born.

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Elizabeth Beatrice Tabb

F, b. 29 October 1920, d. 20 July 1990
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     Elizabeth was born on 29 October 1920.1 Elizabeth died on 20 July 1990 at age 69.1

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

James Howard Tabb

M, b. 29 November 1922, d. 29 December 2003
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited10 Jan 2014
     James was born at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 29 November 1922.1,2 James Howard Tabb

Remembers His Good Ol Days

I remember back in 1924 our Aunt Dora and Uncle Bun coming to our house. When Aunt Dora would sit down, I would sit down at her feet and rub her silk stockings.

In 1926 Dad bought our farm. He bought the farm with a government loan. I got my first dog that year, his name was Rover.

I remember Buddy [Carl Willie, another son of William Warner Tabb] building a big pen for the rabbits that he raised. He raised black and white ones. The rabbits got loose one day and ran wild. We could not get all of them back into the pen. For years there were black and white rabbits all throughout the fields and woods.

Dad always made his own wagon wheels and I was always with Dad. One day he was making a wagon wheel when the ax handle came off. The ax stuck in my foot.

They poured coal oil onto my foot and squeezed the cut tightly together and wrapped it up. In the summer time, Dad would back the wagon into the pond so that the wheels would expand.

I remember the first time I had to go to court; I was five years old. The Diamond Block Coal Mines closed down and Mr. Thomas had Dad take all of the mules out to our farm, until he could do something with them. There was a little mule and he gave it to me. I named him Bob. When Mr. Thomas came back for the mules, he wanted to take Bob also. My dad said, "No, you are not taking Bob because you gave him to Howard. You take all the others, but you are not taking Bob."

So, Mr. Thomas took Dad to court. When the lawyer asked me if Mr. Thomas gave me the mule, I replied, "Yes sir, he did." The Judge then dismissed the case.

I remember one winter when it was very cold, Dad came home from the mines. All of the cows were out and Dad tried to run them back into the field. One old cow ran between the smoke house and the chicken house, then she fell in the well. All of the neighbors came to help us get her out. Buddy went down into the well and tied a rope around the cow, our mules, Doc, and Jim, helped pull the cow out. Mom brought out quilts and blankets and wrapped the old cow up, the next day she was fine.

Every year at Easter, twenty or thirty families would gather and have an Easter Egg hunt. Every family would bring dozen and dozens of boiled eggs. The eggs were colored with crayons or crepe paper. The coloring was usually left up to the children.

I remember going to the pond when we were kids and catching chuck head fish. We would then build a fire, cook the fish, then eat. I started to school in 1928 at Cedar Dale. They sat me in a seat next to some boy I didn
t know. I cried to sit next to Raymond Dennis. The teacher would not let me.

One day we were coming home from school and as we were going through the field we ran into a nest full of yellow jackets. We were stung all over.

My sister, Mae, went to Drakesboro School. Her school was about six miles from where we lived, so she got to ride a horse.

In 1928 my Grandma Tabb [Sarah C. Driskill] died. She lived in Todd County about forty miles from us. Dad had to hook up about four mules to pull the wagon because we didn
t have a car. Dad had to stop by and pick up his brother Les [My Grandfather, Leslie M. Tabb, William s brother] and his family. All together there was about sixteen of us in that wagon. We filled the wagon with straw and put quilts down. The wagon was so full, Ted [My Uncle Oscar Clayton Tabb] had to ride the coupling pole all of the way there. I remember seeing Grandmother's body. They took her across the backwaters to Browder, there she was sent to Russleville for burial.

Joyce and Robert moved to Paradise and then Buddy and Edith moved in the other half of their house. One time we were visiting at their house and I got to spend the night. Mom, Dad, Bee, Mary, and Rose were heading home and Dad had a wreck. It was a 1928 Chevy; my Dad's ribs were broken, but none of the others were hurt. Dad couldn't work so Buddy would take me to work with him. I worked until Dad was able to go back.

Robert and Buddy raised chickens. Every time a chicken would get sick, they would make me take it to Herman Buchanan and sell it. Whenever the back waters would come up, Robert, Buddy, and I would go across the river and kill rabbits. I would have to clean them and we would give them to everyone. We would always give them to Bubby Short. Dad had eaten so many rabbits his butt got sore. He couldn't even wipe it.

Around that time I met Kay. She would come up to Joyce and Roberts to visit. Of course I was always there. She would always stay late. I was so backwards I would not walk her home, Joyce or Robert would have to. In 1941 Bee and Kay went to Chicago. They stayed with Kay's sister, Louise. They both got jobs at Jefferson Electric making radios. I went to Chicago in July of 1941 and got a job with Metal T Wood, I made panels for refrigerated trucks.


December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor was bombed. Kay came home with her Aunt and Uncle and I came home with Arthur Powell. While we were home we decided to get married. We married January 3, 1942. There was a big snow. The reverend Colten married us at Greenville, Ky. Bee was upset that we got married and didn't tell her. She was upset and wouldn't talk to us for a long time.

Buddy and Edith came to Chicago in 1942. Edith did not like Chicago, we all came back home to Paradise, Ky.

Buddy and I went to work at Black Diamond Coal Co. in Drakesboro. Brenda Kay was born in 1943. Right after her birth I went into the Army.

I had seventeen weeks of basic training, that was at Camp Blanding, Florida. After that I got a thirty day leave and came back home. I then went to Camp Shanks in New York, I stayed there for three days then got on a boat to go overseas to Ireland. I stayed in Ireland two days, then went to Scotland and England. There I was on a train for several days.

We had no water and very little food. They trained us so hard they nearly killed us. There were many days when all we had to eat were a little powdered eggs.

Sometime in May of 1944 we joined our outfits on the boat. We stayed there until June of that same year. We were the First Division. Part of our Division went with the Fourth Division, when they came back, we all went back to our own Divisions.

That's when we invaded the French at Utah Beach. General Patton came over August 2nd of 1944 and formed a Third Army. That's when the fight was on. We dug holes in the edge rows. There was only one way in and one way out. The Germans had them both covered.

While there in Normandy, one Battalion went to sleep, and the Germans slipped in and slit all of their throats. From then on, only one at a time could sleep.

I had shrapnel in both of my legs from an artillery shell, that's when my buddy was killed. He was only eighteen years old. He was Russian and his parents were from Pennsylvania. His dad was a coal miner and his parents could not speak English.

They sent me back to the Field Hospital, there I stayed two days, then I was sent back to the front line. We fought all of the way through France.

At the edge of Germany, our company went in breaking the German lines, we were pinned in for three days and nights. We couldn't move at all, we had to stand still. We couldn't eat, sleep, use the bathroom, we couldn't even bat an eye or we could have been killed. The ground was frozen and we were unable to dig a trench. My feet were frozen. From my waist down I felt like I was walking on stilts. There were two hundred men that went in and only thirteen of us came out.

They took the thirteen of us and sent us to a small field hospital. The next day, they flew us to England. I went into the hospital in July, I was there almost a year. I was released from the hospital in April.

I was sent back to the United States, to Camp Carson, Colorado. As soon as I got there I was issued a leave to go home. I called Joe and Robert in Chicago for money to get home on. They sent me thirty dollar. I went to their house in Chicago and Joe and Robert came home to Paradise with me. We stayed home for thirty days then went back to Chicago with Kay, Brenda, Joe, and Bobby. I went back to Camp Carson . Kay and Brenda came there.

I was discharged from the Army. Kay, Brenda, and I caught a train to go back home. We made it to St. Louis and had a three hour wait. That was the first time we were ever in St. Louis. Brenda had broke the elastic in her panties so I caught a bus and went downtown to a store and bought her a new pair of panties. Then I headed back to the train station. From there we went to Evansville, Indiana by train and then took a bus to Drakesboro, Ky. Someone met us there and took us to Paradise.

I was working at Black Diamond Coal Co. when I went into the Service, when I came home I worked for them again, then quit to work for Browder Coal. I worked there until 1951, and went to school to be fire boss.

Sandra Sue was born in May 26th, 1946. We lived upon the hill at Paradise. That was the first house we owned. We sold that house and then moved to Nebo, Ky. and that's when Ronnie was born. He was born July 25th, 1949. We moved back to Paradise and bought a house from Herman Buchanan. Mike was born there December 4th, 1958. The two girls, Brenda and Sandra were married there. We move to Drakesboro in April of 1969 and have lived here for thirty-one years.

(Rose's brother, James Howard (deceased) wrote the following for her Family History Research. There is no date so I don't know when it was written.)

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 21 February 2004. He married Kathryn Cavanaugh at Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 3 January 1942.1 James died on 29 December 2003 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at age 81.1 His body was interred on 1 January 2004 at Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at Rose Hill Cemetery.1

Family

Kathryn Cavanaugh b. 16 May 1922, d. 14 Sep 2013
Children

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Mary Lou Tabb

F, b. 14 April 1925, d. 11 April 2016
FatherWilliam "Will" Warner Tabb b. 27 Sep 1884, d. 20 Jan 1963
MotherSarah Ethel Bartlett b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 16 May 1963
Last Edited9 May 2016
     This information also came from Rose Nell Tabb Murray Wilson. Her sister, Mary Lou Tabb Key, wrote it for her (Rose's) research. There is no date so I dont know when it was written.


Mary Lou Tabb Key

Remembers Her Life as a Child


I was born April 14th, 1925 at Paradise, Ky. Dr. Newman delivered me.

I remember when we lived at the Thompson Place. As soon as the cherries would start getting ripe, I would climb up in that tree and eat cherries until I made myself sick.

I went to Cedar Dale School and my teachers name was Doris Grove. One day Mae and I were cleaning house and we had the windows open. Rose and I were hanging out the widow hollering and the window fell down on us.

One evening when Mom was through washing, Rose and I were playing in the rinse water. Mom had the tubs sitting on benches. I turned one over on Rose and nearly drowned her.

My teacher came home with us to spend the night on Howards birthday. We would always get spankings on our birthdays, or get put under a bed. Howard said, You are not putting me under the bed! We didnt have to because he ran and put himself under there.

I remember when Joyce was riding Ol Prince, she was pulling on his rings and he ran into a tree. I saw it happen because I was in the cherry tree.

We moved back to the farm and went to Cedar Dale School. We walked about three or four miles one way. One day Rose and I were walking home from school and a tornado came. We were scared to death. It turned as black as night and the winds were very strong. We lied down in a big ditch and I was on top of Rose. We were holding on to roots. The wind would pick us up and then slam us back down.

I remember when Granny Tabb died [Sarah C. Driskill Tabb]. We went to see her and she had a black dress on and money on her eyes. Mom was holding Rose and I was so scared that I was clinging to Moms legs so tight she could not move.

Dad came to school to get Howard, Bee, and me. I had a fit to ride that pretty horse but Howard said it was his turn to ride. Dad let me ride behind him. When I got home, my butt and legs were so sore and chaffed, I could hardly walk. Mom was mad; she told Dad he should have known I would be chaffed from riding that horse bare back.

Uncle Oscar [Oscar Stevens - my Grandma Tabbs (Alvie) brother], He had a daughter named Grace [Dads first cousin on the Stevens side of the family]. We would always play together. One day we picked potato bugs off the potato vines and cooked them, then took them to Margaret Sparks. We told her it was a peace offering because we were mad at each other. She ate the bugs.

One night Rose was in a school play at Drakesboro School, Howard walked us to Grandmas. Howard, Robert, and Joyce went to the show. Rose and I were at School. After the play we went back to Grandmas house. Howard was still gone and Grandma made us a bed on the floor with quilts. We started giggling and Naomi would not shut up. Uncle Horace [Bartlett] hollered at us and I got mad and told him, Were going home.

He said, Alright, Ill get you a light.

Rose and I walked three miles in pitch dark, with just that little carbide light. Roses shoe kept coming off on that muddy road. She was crying, we were scared to death. It was almost midnight and we had to pass where men were gambling and drinking. We had just got home when Howard, Joe, and Robert came in. They were worried about us. They didnt know if we made it home.

A day or so after Easter, Grace, Jesse, Rose and I walked to the Haden Graveyard and hid Easter eggs. We found all but one. We never did find that Easter egg.

Grace and I smoked corn silks and rabbit tobacco. One time Howard Graham gave Rose a pretty doll with long black hair and Grace and I cut that dolls hair off and pasted corn silks on her head. Boy, Rose threw a fit!

One day we decided to ride Moms new buggy. We tied ropes to the shafts and had Rose hold on to them while we pushed it down the hill. We were going to jump on but it was going so fast that we could not. The buggy was heading for the cliff, we started screaming at Rose, Throw the ropes down! She did and it broke the shafts all to pieces. Rose didnt get hurt.

I went to Drakesboro School from the fifth grade until I graduated. After high school, I went to Evansville, Indiana and worked at Walgreens Drug Store, but only for one summer.

Irene Belies and I played hooky from school and went to Landrums Cafe! We were smoking and our Principal, Howard Shaver, came after us. James Landrum hid us behind his couch. He lived on the other side of the cafe. We would go there and eat lunch. We would get a bowl of soup, all of the crackers you wanted, and a soft drink for $ .15. Our senior year we played hooky and went to Greenville and stayed all day.

I got slapped by a Central City teacher at a ball game. We were cheerleaders. We were arguing with the other cheerleaders and a Central City teacher came down where we were and she slapped me. Edith Revelett went and told Mr. Shaver. He got into a fuss with that teacher and I thought he going to slap the teacher back.

We used to make stilts with cans and wire. One day our cousin, Ted Tabb and Grace Stevens were at our house. Grace told Ted [My fathers brother, Oscar Clayton Tabb], Come home with me and we will make better stilt. They made their stilts with string because they didnt have any wire.

Well, their string broke. So we made the best stilts. But then Ted went home with Howard and Howard gave Ted some of our wire for their stilts. We thought they would stay and play with us, instead they went back to Graces house. We were really mad at them!

Mom took us to buy new shoes for Maes graduation. We went to Wess Department Store. They found shoes that fit Rose and I could not find any black Patton shoe to fit me so I got a pair that was too small. I told Mom that they fit fine. But they hurt my feet so bad they put blisters on them. After the graduation was over I took them off. I told Mom that I didnt want to get them dirty.

I remember finding out that there was no Santa Clause. I peeped in on Howard and Bee while they were wrapping the gifts for us.

One of my boyfriends, Junior Noffisiger worked at the theater. He would give me a pass to get into the show. I would make Rose use the pass and I would use the money because I was too backwards to use the pass.

I married Wess Key on July 9th, 1946 at the Court House in Greenville, Ky. We planned on getting married on the 8th, but on the 7th we had to take Mike home and our car broke down at Litchfield. We sat there all night so we didnt get married until the 9th.

Donnie was born at Greenville Hospital; Dr. Harrison was my doctor. It was snowing so bad that I told Wess not to go get my Mom. He did anyway and she stayed at the hospital with me.

I went to work at G.E. in Owensboro, Kentucky. I worked one year and we paid for our house with the money I made. Wess and I divorced in 1979.

Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (pastlet@yahoo.com) in an email dated 21 February 2004. Mary was born at Paradise, Kentucky, on 14 April 1925.1 She died on 11 April 2016 at age 90. She was buried after 11 April 2016 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Flora Juanita Whitney

F, b. 30 October 1923, d. 14 February 2014
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
Flora Juanita Whitney
     Flora was born at Beech Creek, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 30 October 1923.1 She married Leslie Earl Tabb Sr. at Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 9 May 1942.2 Flora Juanita Whitney died on 14 February 2014 at Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana, at age 90.1 She was buried after 14 February 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana.1

Family

Leslie Earl Tabb Sr. b. 6 Sep 1919, d. 22 Aug 2005
Child

Citations

  1. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Leslie Earl Tabb Jr.1

M, b. 18 April 1943, d. 25 December 2006
FatherLeslie Earl Tabb Sr. b. 6 Sep 1919, d. 22 Aug 2005
MotherFlora Juanita Whitney b. 30 Oct 1923, d. 14 Feb 2014
Last Edited3 Dec 2010
     Leslie's occupation: Minister.2 He married Roxana Mary Russell. Leslie was born on 18 April 1943.2 He died on 25 December 2006 at age 63.1 He was buried on 29 December 2006 at Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.1

Family

Roxana Mary Russell b. 1943, d. 2003

Citations

  1. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

Kathryn Cavanaugh

F, b. 16 May 1922, d. 14 September 2013
Last Edited26 Dec 2015
Kathryn Cavanaugh Tabb
     Kathryn was born at Mulenberg County, Kentucky, on 16 May 1922.1 She married James Howard Tabb at Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 3 January 1942.2 Kathryn Cavanaugh died on 14 September 2013 at Drakesboro, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, at age 91.1 She was buried on 16 September 2013 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.1

Family

James Howard Tabb b. 29 Nov 1922, d. 29 Dec 2003
Children

Citations

  1. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

James Ronald (Ronnie) Tabb

M, b. 15 July 1949, d. 6 May 2016
FatherJames Howard Tabb b. 29 Nov 1922, d. 29 Dec 2003
MotherKathryn Cavanaugh b. 16 May 1922, d. 14 Sep 2013
Last Edited1 Jun 2016
James Ronnie Tabb
     He married Janice Jones.1 James was born at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 15 July 1949.1,2 He died on 6 May 2016 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, at age 66.2 He was buried after 6 May 2016 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.2

Family

Janice Jones

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

David Michael (Mike) Tabb

M, b. 4 December 1958, d. 3 November 1986
FatherJames Howard Tabb b. 29 Nov 1922, d. 29 Dec 2003
MotherKathryn Cavanaugh b. 16 May 1922, d. 14 Sep 2013
Last Edited10 Jan 2014
     David was born on 4 December 1958.1,2 He died on 3 November 1986 at age 27.2 He was buried after 3 November 1986 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Raymond Murray

M, d. 1969
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     Raymond was born. Raymond died in 1969.1

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.

George W. Wilson

M, d. August 1993
Last Edited21 Feb 2004
     George was born. George died in August 1993.1

Citations

  1. [S1058] Source: Leslie E. Tabb, Jr. (e-mail address) in an email dated 23 February 2004.