John Morris Talent

Brief Life History of John Morris

When John Morris Talent was born on 15 January 1861, in Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, Jonathan Joseph Tallent Jr, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Tanner, was 30. He married Martha Almarintha Scroggins on 3 March 1881, in Polk, Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Union, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Sand Creek Township, Union, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 21 October 1943, in Union City, Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Enon Cemetery, Wishart, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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John Morris Talent
Martha Almarintha Scroggins
Marriage: 3 March 1881
Austin Delbert Talent
Sudie E Talent
Edward Wiley Talent
Charles Clinton Talent
Bertha May Talent
Lester Lee Talent

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  • John M Talent in household of Lester L Talent, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John M. Tallent, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • John Morris Talent, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Tallent .

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

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