This enterprising gentleman is operating a successful and popular livery stable in Kamiah in connection with Renshaw Brothers & Johnson. The barn is a commodious structure, is fitted with all the conveniences, is stocked with excellent horses and fine new vehicles, and the entire business is one of the largest on the reservation. Mr. Jarbo gives his personal attention to its management and is a skillful horseman.

Godfrey Jarbo was born in Canada on November 19, 1868, being the son of Layon and Eliza (Bushaw) Jarbo. The father is now a retired farmer in North Dakota, but the mother is deceased. Godfrey came to North Dakota with his parents when a small boy and was there reared and educated. He learned the butcher business when young and before he was twenty-one he was in business with his brother, and they conducted a first class butcher shop in Ardoch, North Dakota, until 1900. Then he sold out and came to Kamiah and opened a livery stable which, however, he soon sold and then entered his present partnership.

Mr. Jarbo is a member of the M. W. A. Camp No. 61, at Kamiah, and also affiliates with the I. O. O. F. at Kamiah. Politically, Mr. Jarbo is a Democrat.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903