Stephen Robert Talkington

Male20 August 1849–28 April 1912

Brief Life History of Stephen Robert

When Stephen Robert Talkington was born on 20 August 1849, in Arkansas, Arkansas, United States, his father, Isaac Walton Talkington, was 27 and his mother, Mary A. T. Eshom Eschom, was 27. He married Theodocia Ernestine Waggoner on 1 November 1877, in Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 2, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 28 April 1912, in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mill Creek, Johnston, Oklahoma, United States.

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Stephen Robert Talkington
Theodocia Ernestine Waggoner
Marriage: 1 November 1877
Kate Talkington
Guss Talkington
Steve Robert Talkington
Samuel Talkington
Spencer Talkington

Sources (8)

  • S R Talkington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • S R Talkington, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Stephen Robert Talkington, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1877Fannin, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Compromise of 1850

    Age 1

    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 17

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Torkington, a habitational name from Torkington in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Turec + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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