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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 293


A. F. TALBOT, deceased, was one of the most highly-respected citizens of Ringgold County. He was a native of the State of Pennsylvania, born near the Virginia line, in the year 1809. At an early age he went to Morgan County, Ohio, and there he grew to manhood, and married Lucy LAWRENCE, December 26, 1832.

In 1845 he removed to McLean County, Illinois, and resided in Bloomington for ten years, and in 1858 came to Ringgold County, Iowa, where he made his home till his death, which occurred January 30, 1882, his wife having died some twenty odd years previous.

Mr. TALBOT was a Republican in his political views from the organization of that party, and though he never sought official positions he always took a deep interest in political affairs. He was a very prominent citizen of Ringgold County, and for several years was a member of the Board of Supervisors.

He was a consistent member of the Christian church, as was evidenced by his daily life.

We will not describe the many good qualities of head and heart possessed by him, as his life and daily walk were more forcible and eloquent than mere empty words, and those who knew him in years gone by will so decide. His end was peaceful, as should be the close of a well-spent life. He looked upon death simply as a transition from one state of existence to another much better.

NOTE: A[llen] F. TALBOT died at the age of 72 years, and was interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery near Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Benjamin W. TALBOT was the son of A. F. and Lucy (LAWRENCE) TALBOT.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 293, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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