Monday, July 29, 2013

Hettie and May Talbot, family of Civil War Captain H.H. Talbot

Hettie (Hester) Evans lived in Southwest Montgomery County with her cousin, T.C. Steele (prominent Indiana artist) and attended the Waveland Academy.  Later, she married Henry (H.H.) Talbot, a Civil War Veteran who had been wounded twice during his service.  The Talbots owned the land west of what is now Barr Street and between Wayne Avenue and the Country Club Road.  Captain Talbot started the McPherson's Post No. 7 of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Hettie Talbot was the first president of Women's Relief Corps No. 74 (and was the last remaining charter member after 61 years at the age of 97).
May Talbot (teacher), daughter of Henry and Hettie, 3rd grade class in 1923 at the Old Mills School. May lived to be 93.
View these Talbot-related documents in the CDPL Local History collection:
Captain H.H. Talbot    Captain Talbot was less than a week away from his 90th birthday.
McPherson Post Anniversary Party
Grand Army of the Republic
T.C. Steele

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