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Dr Henry Leonidas "Lon" Talkington
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1860
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1949
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA

(Published November 21, 1949 in The Lewiston Tribune.)

Rites Will Honor
Noted Educator

Memorial services for Dr. Henry Leonidas Talkington, noted and distinguished citizen of Lewiston since 1899, will be held this afternoon at 2 at the Brower-Wann chapel.

The Rev. Douglas Vance, minister of Congregational-Presbyterian (Federated) church, will be in charge of the service. Graveside services at Normal Hill cemetery will be in charge of the Masonic Blue lodge.

Pallbearers will be Dr. C.L. Harlan, Tom Croson, Glenn Satchwell, Frank E. Devery, C. C. Lame, and Mark Ware.

Friends of the former head of the department of civics and history at Northern Idaho College of Education are asked not be send flowers, but money may be donated to the memorial fund of the Federated church.

Todd Pays Tribute

Glenn W. Todd, president of NICE, where Dr. Talkington was dean of faculty members for many years before his retirement in 1939, paid this tribute to the memory of the well-loved educator:

"Some men leave the world better for their having lived in it. This is true of Henry L. Talkington. He believed in popular education. he dedicated his life to it, and American democracy will mean more to the oncoming generation because of his having lived and served his fellow man unselfishly.

"Dr. Talkington was loved and respected the by the hosts of people who have known him. He had a deep appreciation fro the achievements of men. His sense of humor was always in evidence, and his indomitable spirit of determination enabled him to carry on almost to the end.

"His life was a life of courage, one full of achievements and a living example worthy of emulation by the youth with whom he worked for so many years.

"We will miss him, but we are proud to have been his friends and to have felt the presence of his great spirit."

( 2015 The Lewiston Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Family links: 
  Stephen Jasper Talkington (1838 - 1863)
  Carrie L. Gwynne Talkington (1872 - 1954)*
  Ruth Talkington Quackenbush (1892 - 1961)*
  Arthur F. Talkington (1894 - 1903)*
  Paul W. Talkington (1896 - 1903)*
  Catherine C. Talkington (1910 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Normal Hill Cemetery
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Masonic, Row 19, Lot 031, Grave 08
Created by: N. Dale Talkington
Record added: Jan 21, 2012
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Dr Henry Leonidas Lon Talkington
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Dr Henry Leonidas Lon Talkington
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