Walter E. Talmadge, station
agent, Elkport, was born Aug. 29, 1841, in Winnebago
County, Ill. He is the son of Orromell G. and Harriet N.
(Webster) Talmadge, natives of Connecticut and New York
repectively. They moved to Illinois in 1838. The father
worked as carpenter in Rockton till 1852. He then lived
four years in Indiana, and in 1856 moved to Howard
County, Iowa. He died Aug. 19, 1979. Mrs. Talmadge died
Nov. 2, 1862. Our subject attended the common schools in
his early life, and learned the carpenter's trade with
his father. He was married Jan. 1, 1863, to Aylia T.
Thayer, of Winnebago County, Ill. He enlisted in the
Seventh Iowa during the war, and was mustered out July
15, 1865. He moved to Nashua, Chickasaw County, in 1868,
since then he has been in railroad employ. He was at
first telegrapher, and since 1872, has been agent at
Elkport, in the employ of the C.M. & St. P. He is a
Republican politically. Has served as School Director,
and stands high in the community. Of four children, three
are living-- Warren E., Hattie M. and Charles M.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p.1128
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