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Nina Estelle Williams Tallmadge
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Birth: May 7, 1900
Pocatello
Bannock County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 16, 1990

My half-great-great-aunt. The following bio is from "George Williams: A Pocatello Pioneer," by Emmons N. Williams, originally written while Estelle was still alive. Tense has been changed from present to past to reflect her death.

First born to George & Tilda Williams was a daughter they called Estelle. She was born on May 7, 1900, at their home in Pocatello.

Estelle grew up in a family with 7 younger brothers & sisters in addition to her half brothers & sister. She loved them all. Because she was one of the older children, she helped with the younger ones. Though they had little in the way of material possessions, the children were loved by their parents & each other & had many happy memories of their childhood.

Estelle married Norman C. Tallmadge. Three of their children, Don, Norma Jean, & Louise, were born in Pocatello before they moved to northern Idaho in 1933. They lived for almost 2 years in Coeur d'Alene, where Jim was born, & then lived for 11 years in Wallace. Norman was employed as a draftsman by the Idaho State Highway Department.

Many friends were made in Wallace, & the children enjoyed their school years. The [LDS Church] missionaries organized a branch Sunday school there in 1938, & church activities became an important part of their family life. Estelle played the piano & had a lovely alto voice. The small branch made good use of her talents. She also saw to it that her children had musical training.

When her children were in school & old enough to look after themselves after school, Estelle went to work for Morrow Retail Stores in Wallace. She had worked in the People's Store in Pocatello when she was young, & she found that earlier experience valuable to her.

In 1946 Norman was transferred to Bonners Ferry as Resident Engineer. The family liked their new home. Estelle worked there, first at Woodward's & then for JC Penney Co. During this time their 3 youngest children graduated from high school & left home, Norma Jean & Louise to be married & Jim for a career in the Air Force. Don left home before the family moved to Bonners Ferry.

In 1953 Estelle & Norman moved to Weiser, ID, where Norman was the Resident Engineer until his retirement at the end of 1961. Estelle worked there for JC Penney Co. After retiring they built a home in Clarkston, WA, so they could be nearer their children & grandchildren & enjoy a more favorable climate.

Estelle was an excellent homemaker & a devoted mother. She was a good cook & enjoyed sewing. She made most of the girls' clothes when they were small.

Estelle & Norman both enjoyed gardening & always had a well-kept yard which included vegetables & flower gardens. They also enjoyed traveling to visit friends & relatives. Estelle once visited Jim while he was stationed near Washington, DC. They visited Jim & his family when they were stationed at Colorado Springs, CO, & at Honolulu, HI.

Norman died in 1974. Estelle lived in Clarkston until her death on May 16, 1990. Her life was an example of loving & willing service to her family, neighbors & friends. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Williams (1863 - 1945)
  Maria Botilda Hokman Williams (1874 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Norman C. Tallmadge (1895 - 1974)
 
 Siblings:
  Herbert J Williams (1887 - 1963)**
  Laura Elizabeth Williams Thacker (1889 - 1918)**
  George Stanley Williams (1892 - 1969)**
  Eugene Grant Williams (1894 - 1982)**
  Heber Walden Williams (1896 - 1957)**
  Nina Estelle Williams Tallmadge (1900 - 1990)
  Eva Marie Williams (1901 - 1901)*
  Emmons Nelson Williams (1903 - 1984)*
  Edith Helene Williams Johnson (1905 - 1984)*
  Melvin Carlyle Williams (1908 - 1988)*
  Evelyn Julia Williams John Wright (1910 - 1988)*
  Richard Lyman Williams (1912 - 2004)*
  Leona Marion Williams McLinn (1914 - 1997)*
  Margaret Lenore Williams Harrison (1917 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Known by her middle name
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Bonners Ferry
Boundary County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: margo_mcbride@yahoo.com
Originally Created by: Burt
Record added: Nov 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16419295
Nina Estelle <i>Williams</i> Tallmadge
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