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Talbot, Stuart D. 1881-1937 Edmeston Obituary

Talbot, Stuart D. 1881-1937 Edmeston Obituary


Septic Poisoning Claims Music Patron
and Business Man

Edmeston---This community lost one of its most prominent citizens this morning, Jan. 5, 1937, with the death in Faxton Hospital, Utica, of Stuart D. Talbot, 54, business man and talented musician.
Death was attributed to septic poisoning with which he was stricken on Christmas Day while visiting a daughter in Binghamton.
A native and lifelong resident of this village Mr. Talbot was born Dec. 16, 1882, son of DeForest and Hattie Chase Talbot. He was a member of one of the first classes to be graduated from Edmeston High School.
Long a lover of music Mr. Talbot later attended Ithaca Conservatory of Music where he specialized in massed choir and chorus work.
He attended the local Baptist Church and was one of its most active members, serving as choirmaster for the past 10 years. He was also instrumental in the formation of several musical organizations and was the founder of a singing school here.
For the past 37 years he had been associated with the firm of D. F. Talbot and Sons, in the conduct of several feed stores in Edmeston. The firm also dealt extensively in the sale of cattle and is known throughout Central and Northern New York, particularly in the farming areas.
About 30 years ago Mr. Talbot married Clare Weilage of New York who survives with three daughters, Mrs. Harold Thayer, Binghamton; Miss Hilda Talbot, teacher at Berne, N. Y., and Miss Margaret Talbot, teacher at Naples, N. Y.; one son, William, Edmeston, and three grandchildren.

Respected Resident of Edmeston Passes

Stuart D. Talbot Dies in Utca Hospital Following Septic Poisoning
Funeral to Be Held in Edmeston Today

Edmeston, Jan. 7---Stuart D. Talbot, one of the most respected citizens of this village, died Tuesday morning in the Faxton hospital in Utica. Death was due to a septic poisoning following an operation a week ago. Until that time, he had been
in good health.
Funeral services will be held in the Second Baptist church here tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot in Union cemetery.
Mr. Talbot was born in this village December 16, 1881, the oldest son of DeForest Talbot and Hattie (Chase) Talbot. At the age of 17 he was awarded a scholarship at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music. Business at home at which he wa needed prevented him from completing the course.
In October 1904, he married Miss Clare Wielage of New York city and during their married life they had resided in Edmeston. Mr. Talbot had conducted a successful flour and feed business here.
Mr. Talbot had a wide circle of activities. He was of a mechanical turn of mind which proved an asset in his business. From a child he was musically inclined which helped make him a leader in social circles. For over a quarter of a century, he had been a choir director in his church, and his musical ability was always used freely to aid in the services. He was generous and ever ready to share in financing worthwhile enterprises in the community.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Harold Thayer of Binghamton, formerly of Oneonta, Miss Hilda Talbot of Berne, and Miss Margaret Talbot of Naples; one son, William Talbot of this village; three grandchildren, Nancy, Talbot and Vaughn Thayer of Binghamton; his father, D. F. Talbot and two brothers, Howard C. Talbot and Harvey W. Talbot. Numerous other relatives also survive. His mother passed away last May.

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