The Tabors, one of the founding families of Venice had a reunion was held at the Pacific Residents Theater, March 2.

It was conceived and produced by Maryjane and included family photos, documents and other memorabilia.

Irvin Tabor, the family Patriarch, was Abbot Kinney’s personal assistant and chauffeur. Kinney willed his home to Tabor, who lived in it for more than 40 years.

John Quincy Tabor, II, who is Irvin’s nephew, entertained the audience with stories of the early days in Venice, including when his father won J.P. Morgan’s former yacht, the Sultana, in a raffle but couldn’t afford to operate it.

John Quincy, who will be 90 years old on June 1, was the first African-American lifeguard with both the city and the county.

The Tabor Family: 1st row- left to right- Sonya – Caroline – Jataun- Geisha- John Quncy- Francis- Ahimfa- Sia- Alvin- Allen  2nd row- Nolah- Clarence- Monque- George- Jay- Winola.

 

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