Talbut, Dorrence C. 1855-1933
Talbut Funeral Services Are Held at Hartwick
Prominent Resident Succumbed Friday---Was Justice
Hartwick, Sept 25 (Special)---Funeral services for Dorrence C. Talbut, who died Friday, were held Sunday afternoon in the Congregational church, of which he had been a member for 57 years. Rev. R. C. Updyke, pastor of the church, officiated. A prayer service at the home on Main street preceded the services. Interment was in the family plot in Hartwick cemetery. Pall beareres were Dr. B. Hand, Dr. B. V. Talbut, Ebenezer Talbot, Dean Mack, Henry Bennett and Dr. Bert Rothwell of Cleveland, Ohio. Honorary bearers were Charles Harrington, Chester Harrington, J. R. Thompson, Arthur Eldred, John Bush and Frank Morse. Numerous floral tributes bore testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Talbut was held.
One of the most prominent farmers in the town of New Lisbon, Mr. Talbut, who was born in the town of Burlington, December 27, 1855, moved to New Lisbon with his parents, the late Reuben and Dorothy Naylor Talbut, when he was one year old. There he made his home for nearly 77 years.
In 1880 he married Mary Mack. He leaves five children, Mrs. Eva Carr, Mrs. George Milton Augur, Mrs. Ebenezer Talbot, Dr. Blaine Talbut and Dr. Benjamin H. Talbut; two grandsons, Richard B. Talbut and Dorrence C. Talbut of Toledo. Mr. Talbut and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1930.
Mr. Talbut was a justice of the peace for 14 years. He was a staunch Republican. His interest in politics never waned, and he voted at the primary election last Tuesday, just two days before his death. Mr. Talbut was directly descended from the royal family of England. His ancestors were among the pioneers at Edmeston.
The defects in Mr. Talbut's early education were to a large measure overcome through a varied and extensive reading. Few men were better informed on the current topics of the day. He was an excellent judge of human nature and every project for the promotion of general good met in him a generous and hearty response.