Margaret Elizabeth Talbot

1924–1998 (Age 74)
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Talbot was born on 12 March 1924, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, her father, Wallace Lee Talbot, was 30 and her mother, Emma Alfreda Adams, was 24. She married Murlin " J" Yarwood on 27 July 1943, in Churchill, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 1998, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fair Oaks, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Margaret Elizabeth Talbot
Murlin " J" Yarwood
Marriage: 27 July 1943
Melvin Douglas Yarwood

Spouse & Children

27 July 1943
Churchill, Nevada, United States


  • Melvin Douglas Yarwood


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): of much disputed origin, but probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements tal ‘destroy’ + bod ‘message’, ‘tidings’, i.e. ‘messenger of destruction’. In this form the name is also found in France, taken there apparently by English immigrants; the usual French form is Talbert .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Margarette E Talbot in household of Wallace Talbot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Talbot in household of Wallace Talbot, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret E Yarwood, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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