~ Fort Hill Cemetery ~
Born 1880, died 1965
From the congressional biography:
TABER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 5, 1880; attended the public schools; was graduated from
Yale University in 1902 and from New York Law School in 1904; was admitted to the bar November 15, 1904, and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.;
supervisor of Cayuga County in 1905 and 1906; special judge of the county court 1910-1918; delegate to the Republican National Conventions
in 1920, 1924, and 1936; chairman of the Cayuga County Republican committee 1920-1925; president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1922;
elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1963); chairman, Committee on
Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses).
John Taber and his wife Gertrude (1894-1964) lived at 156 South Street for many years, and the house still stands. John's parents, Franklin and Emily, built the house at 78 South Street in 1880, also still standing.