Talbot, Ethelbert, 1848-1928

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Birth 1848-10-09
Death 1928

Biographical notes:

Ethelbert Talbot (1848-1928) was born in Missouri. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and began his clerical career as rector of the Episcopal Church in Macon, Missouri, in 1873. In 1887 he was elected missionary bishop of Wyoming and Idaho, an office which required him to travel great distances through thinly-populated country often under difficult conditions. There were at that time only four Episcopal clergymen at work in Wyoming and only six church buildings. Bishop Talbot chose Laramie, Wyoming, as his see city, and he oversaw the building of St. Matthew's cathedral there between 1892 and 1897. In 1898 he was chosen bishop of Central Pennsylvania and went to live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1924, he became Presiding Bishop of the Church. Ethelbert Talbot married Dora Harvey (1850-1920), and they were the parents of one daughter, Anne Harvey Talbot (Donaldson) (b. 1875).

From the guide to the Ethelbert Talbot papers, 1848-1961 (bulk 1869-1928), (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

Talbot was Episcopal cleric elected missionary bishop of Wyoming and Idaho in 1887. He and his family lived in Laramie, Wyoming, and he was responsible for the construction of St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral between 1892-1897 in Laramie. Talbot later left Wyoming in 1898 to become Episcopal bishop of central Pennsylvania. Talbot was married to Dora Harvey and they had one daughter, Anne, born in 1875, who later married Francis Donaldson.

From the description of Papers, 1848-1961 (bulk 1869-1928). (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 27470457


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