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Information for Evariste A. Talbot
11 October, 1856/1858 - 8 December, 1921
From The History of Idaho,
The Gem of the Mountains, Vol. II
Pgs. 908-911
by James Henry Hawley
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1920
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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E. A. Talbot

     E. A. Talbot, residing near Notus, in Canyon county, has been closely associated with farming interests and with the development of his section of the state. He may well be called a self-made man, for he started out to provide for his own support when a youth of fourteen years and has since been dependent upon his own exertions. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on the 12th of October, 1859, a son of George and Mary (Blanchett) Talbot. The father was born near the city of Quebec and was of French and Scotch descent. He always spoke the French language. His wife was born in the province of Quebec, Canada, of French parents.
     E. A. Talbot of this review worked upon his father's farm to the age of fourteen years and in early life learned and followed the carpenter's trade. In 1880, when a young man of about twenty-two years, he crossed the border into the United States and made his way to Minnesota, working at his trade in Minneapolis and St. Paul for a period of five years. He then removed to Portland, Oregon, and was employed at his trade by the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company for another period of five years. He arrived in Idaho in 1890 and homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres near Notus. His life has since been one of earnest activity, crowned with success. When he took up his abode in this locality it was a wild region of sagebrush. He cleared one hundred and twenty acres of the land himself, and after his sons had reached an age where they could help they together cleared the other forty acres. About two years after locating on his farm Mr. Talbot got water. He has given his two sons, George Ernest and David Earl, eighty acres each of the old home place, and he resides with them. There are two residences upon the homestead, one on each eighty, and the improvements are among the best in the state, having been put thereon at a cost of more than forty thousand dollars.
     In 1886 Mr. Talbot was united in marriage to Miss May Corron, a native of Pennsylvania, and their two children are the sons previously mentioned. George Ernest, who is now thirty-one years of age, married Eunice Fallwell, of Iowa, and they have two children, Gerald and Ora. David Earl, twenty-nine years of age, married Myrtle A. Moreland, a native of Iowa, and their two children are Geraldine Ila and Donald Edward.
     The sons carry on general farming and stock raising. They breed from two Aberdeen Angus bulls, as the Aberdeen Angus are considered the best beef cattle on the market. David Earl is arranging to go into the registered live stock business on an extensive scale in the near future, and George E. expects to do the same, specializing in the breed of cattle which they now handle. These sons raise everything that will grow in the Idaho climate and they can produce almost any crop as their soil is of the best in the state. In addition to their cattle they likewise raise Poland China hogs, and both branches of their business are proving very profitable. They are most enterprising young men, following in the footsteps of their father, who has been actuated by a most progressive spirit in his business career and has thus reached a place among the leading agriculturists of his section of the state.

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