Page 680-681, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


F. B. Tabing, a prominent farmer and successful stockman of Logan township, is a native son of Butler county, whose parents were early settlers in this county. He is a son of Charles and Permelia (Moore) Tabing, who settled in Butler county at an early date, locating in Logan township, the father being a pioneer cattleman of that section. He prospered in his operations and amassed a comfortable fortune, and at the time of his death owned over a thousand acres of land which was well stocked, 620 acres of which is now owned by F. B. Tabing, the subject of this sketch, and 420 acres is owned by Frank Tabing, the only two surviving children born to Charles and Permelia (Moore) Tabing. The father was a prominent and influential citizen of Butler county and died in 1897, and the wife and mother departed this life one year later. The father was a native of Germany. He was a Civil war veteran and served in Company I, Twenty-second regiment and Company H, Forty-second regiment, Illinois infantry.


F. B. Tabing spent his boyhood days on his father's farm and was educated in the public schools of Leon. He has spent his life in farming and the cattle business, and is one of the best posted and most successful cattle men in Butler county. He studies his business and has made a success of it and his spacious farm of 620 acres is well improved and superbly adapted to general farming and stock raising.

Mr. Tabing was united in marriage in 1904 with Miss Gertrude Overstreet, and six children have been born to this union, as follows: Jerrine, born in 1906; Ethelyn, born in 1907; B. C. N., born in 1909; T. H. M., born in 1910; Lulu J., born in 1912; Oletha, born in 1914; and Fred B., Jr., born June 13, 1916.

Mr. Tabing recalls many amusing as well as serious incidents of his early boyhood life on the plains of Butler county. It was a habit with his father to carry his money (bills) under the sweat band of his hat, and one day while he had quite a considerable amount of money thus concealed in a light straw hat, a playful Kansas zephyr blew his hat off, and so far away that neither the hat nor the money has been heard of according to last reports.

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