CHARLES M. TABLER. - Standing prominent among the leading men of Delaware township is Charles M. Tabler, a prosperous and progressive agriculturist, who has won for himself an enviable reputation for good citizenship, and has contributed his full share toward the advancement and development of Wyandotte county, one of the finest counties in the state of Kansas. A son of the late William L. Tabler, he was born January 26, 1852, in Berkeley county, West Virginia, where the days of his boyhood were passed.
William L. Tabler was born in Virginia, in 1823, and there reared to agricultural pursuits. Crossing the country with his family in 1868, he located on a farm in Wyandotte county, Kansas, and was here successfully employed in tilling the soil until his death, December 13, 1885. Having the misfortune to lose his sight during the latter years of his life, he depended largely upon the assistance of his only child, Charles M., in the management of his land. His wife, whose maiden name was Margaret Siler, was born in 1811, in Virginia, and died in Wyandotte county, Kansas, August 29, 1883. He was identified with the Whig party in his earlier days, but on the formation of the Republican party became one of its stanchest adherents. As a young man he was affiliated with the Methodist church, but after his marriage united with the Presbyterian church, of which his wife was a member.
Brought up on the Virginia plantation, Charles M. Tabler obtained his elementary education in his native state, and after coming with his parents to Wyandotte county, Kansas, attended the district schools a few terms. He remained at home subsequently, assisting his father, who, as above mentioned, became blind, in the care of the farm, under the wise tuition of his father becoming an adept in the art and science of agriculture. Mr. Tabler now owns four hundred acres of fine farming land, and also has the management of one hundred and sixty acres belonging to his wife. He carries on general farming in a systematic manner, raising wheat, oats and corn, and paying considerable attention to the growing of stock, in each branch of industry displaying skill and ability. A Republican in politics, Mr. Tabler has served as township treasurer and as school director of Delaware township. Religiously he is a Presbyterian.
Mr. Tabler married September 1, 1874, Nannie A. Ferrel, who came, in 1866, with her father from Virginia to Platte county, Missouri, where their marriage was celebrated. The only child born of the union of Mr. and Mrs. Tabler died in infancy. Their pretty estate is named "Walnut Dell Stock Farm."
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