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Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar "Silver" Tabor
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1889
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: 1925
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Full name Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar Tabor. Youngest child and second daughter of Colorado's Silver King Horace A. W. Tabor and his second wife Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt, better known as "Baby Doe" (Doe being the surname of her first husband). The scandalous marriage and lavish lifestyle of the flamboyant Horace Tabor and beautiful Baby Doe, both once-divorced, alienated 'polite society' from Washington DC to Denver in 1883. At first given little chance of success, the marriage endured the riches-to-rags collapse of Tabor's fortune in 1893 and in fact seems to have been a touchingly happy one. Youngest daughter Silver was just 4 when the family was reduced to near-poverty, and 9 when her father died in 1899. Afterward she lived in Denver and Leadville with her mother who devoted her life to raising funds to restore to its former glory the Matchless Mine, the one asset Tabor had managed to hang onto. As beautiful as her mother, Silver's various aspirations included poet, novelist (she wrote a novella entitled 'Star of Blood'), actress, and nun. Her at times wanton behavior led to conflict with her mother. Silver lived the last decade or so of her life in Chicago, working as a chorus girl, et al. She was found scalded to death in 1925 under suspicious circumstances that would never be explained. Baby Doe refused to acknowledge that this was Silver, and maintained for the remainder of her life that her youngest daughter was in a convent. Silver's uncle, Peter McCourt, identified the body and paid for the burial. The Tabor story was immortalized on screen in "Silver Dollar" and in the opera "Baby Doe".  
 
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 Parents:
  Horace Austin Warner Tabor (1830 - 1899)
  Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt Tabor (1854 - 1935)
 
 Siblings:
  Nathaniel Maxcy Tabor (1857 - 1929)**
  Elizabeth Bonduel Tabor Last (1884 - 1946)*
  Horace Joseph Tabor (1888 - 1888)*
  Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar Tabor (1889 - 1925)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Dec 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10169742
Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar Silver Tabor
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Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar Silver Tabor
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Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar Silver Tabor
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What a horrible death...Rest in Peace.
- Linda
 Added: Aug. 30, 2016

- Rob Dougherty
 Added: May. 22, 2015
Maybe one day they'll bring you home and bury you with your parents.
- steve frazier
 Added: Feb. 22, 2015
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