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Jasper Phares & his wife Harriet Jane Kalar
of Randolph & Tucker Counties Virginia
(now West Virginia) & California

Jasper Phares, (son of John M. Phares and Sidney Ann Rennix);
Born: 27 Nov 1845, Randolph County VA;
Married: 27 Apr 1865, Saint George, Tucker County WV;
Died: 2 Jan 1921, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, CA;
Buried: Santa Barbara Cem., Santa Barbara CA.

Harriet Jane Kalar (daughter of Jacob Kalar Jr. and his wife Sarah Ryan Long;
Born: 23 Jan 1845, Randolph County VA;
Died: 8 Sep 1921, Santa Barbara CA;
Buried: Santa Barbara Cem., Santa Barbara CA.

Only Child of Jasper and Harriet Jane Kalar Phares:

     1. Laura Dell (Della) Phares  (Photo)
         b. 25 Apr 1866, Saint George, Tucker County WV;
         m. Felix Grundy Norman Jr., 15 Apr 1884, Salinas, Monterey County CA;
         d. 6 Jun 1960, Santa Barbara CA;
         br. Santa Barbara Cem., Santa Barbara CA.

A Note by Stanley Norman Smoot, 1980:
    The [Jasper Phares] family migrated to Salinas CA in 1881 and Jasper farmed there and in Chular until 1910 when he retired and the family moved to Santa Barbara Ca, Jasper was instrumental in having his nephew, Johnson Kalar, come to Calif. to assist him in farming. ... He [Jasper] had two brothers William R. and Squire D. (the latter farmed at Chico, Ca.) and two sisters, Alma B. [Almeda Olive Phares] and Sarah [Sarah Elizabeth Ann Phares]. ...

[Stanley Norman Smoot, a retired USPO Postal Inspector, died 8 Aug 1987]

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