IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

Walter E. Talmadge
Volga Twp.

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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