George Targett

George Targett
b. 8 April 1893, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, to John and Margaret (Morris) Targett
d. 29 August 1977, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina

m. 1914, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Alice Adeline Piper
b. 22 February 1893, Leetonia, Columbiana County, Ohio
d. 23 December 1962, Washington, D.C.

Children with Alice Adeline Piper:

  • Louis Ruth (b. 1922) married [–?–] Swartz
  • Janet Ann (b. 1932) married [–?–] Satterfield

George emigrated from Indiana in 1920 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then moved to Washington, D.C., in 1927.

After graduating from school, George worked in the coal fields while attending business school at night. In the early 1900’s, the family moved to Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, where George obtained a job in the auditor’s office of the Vandalia Railroad. After the Vandalia Railroad was absorbed by the Pennsylvania Railroad System, he was transferred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In the mid-1920’s, a railroad unit was formed in the Internal Revenue Service, and George moved his family to Washington, D.C. When the railroad unit was abolished in the 1930’s with the formation of the Railroad Retirement Board, he opted to remain with the Internal Revenue Service. According to his daughter, he co-authored the IRS Tax Forms 1040 and 1040A. Throughout his life, he was very proud of his Hoosier background.

Submitted by:
Janet Satterfield
Hyattsville MD

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