Talbot, Robert F. 1881-1950
Robert F. Talbot
New Berlin---The Funeral of Robert Forrester Talbot, 68, postmaster here, who died Nov. 30, 1950, will be at 2 p.m. This afternoon from St. Andrews Church, with the Rev. Bradford H. Tite officiating. Bearers will be post office employes, Stuart Spicer, Frank Ackerman, Elwell Mowry, Louis Schermerhorn, Robert Perkins and Kenneth Olds. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Talbot died in his home after a heart attack brought on by shoveling snow. He was born Dec. 8, 1881, in Edmeston, a son of Arba and Amanda Talbot Talbot. He attended local schools and married Mina Pigh, who died in 1910. He later married Lillian Hill.
He came here in 1903 and conducted a photograph gallery until 1915. Appointed postmaster under President Wilson, May 4, 1914, he served two terms. In 1914 he built and conducted the automobile business now operated by B. A. Ackerman. He was appointed acting postmaster by President Roosevelt Apr. 1, 1935, and received his permanent appointment Aug.1, 1935.
He was a member of St. Andrews Church, Phoebus Lodge F7AM, the executive committee of the Chenango-Broome Postmasters Association and was a vestryman of St. Andrews Church.
His hobby was raising flowers, mainly glads and dahlias. At flower shows he had won medals and blue ribbons.
He leaves his wife, two brothers, Wayne, Edmeston, and Leon, Burlington Flats; a sister, Mrs. Neva Gilson, Edmeston, and a niece and nephew.