Tarwater Family Genealogy Forum
My family file contains a Mary Alberta Tarwater, born 29 April 1870 in California to a Mart(?) and Sara E Tarwater. Both parents are shown in the 1870 Sonoma County census as being born in Missouri. In the 1880 census the father is listed as W M. In the same census they are shown with four sons and two daughters, all born in California, which should have them in California by 1860 as the oldest son, M E was 19. Mary married Aaron Rayner on 18 October 1886 in Sonoma County and she died 22 September 1943 in the same county. They were the parents of one child, Edward Alfred Rayner.
Any help on the father's name (W M) and Sara E's maiden name would be appreciated.
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