Wells Family - Person Sheet
Wells Family - Person Sheet
NameOliver “Perry” Tallman
Birth28 Dec 1870, Tallmansville, Wayne Co, PA
Census19 Jun 1880, White Valley, Mt Pleasant, Wayne Co, PA
Census4 Jun 1900, Texas Twp, Wayne Co, PA
Census26 Apr 1910, Texas Twp, Wayne Co, PA
Census24 Jan 1920, Texas Twp, Wayne Co, PA
Census28 Apr 1930, Texas Twp, Wayne Co, PA
Census6 May 1940, Texas Twp, Wayne Co, PA
Death9 Mar 1953, Honesdale, Wayne Co, PA
Burial12 Mar 1953, Indian Orchard Cem, Wayne Co, PA
OccupationShoemaker, Dairy Farmer
FatherSidney Palmer Tallman (1830-1874)
MotherMary Elvira Hine (1832-1918)
Misc. Notes
1900 census lists his birth in 1872, while death certificate lists 1870, and he was listed as age 9 in June of 1880. All other census records list him as if he were born in 1871.
Went by his middle name, Perry. Married by Rev. Sweet at the residence of S. Washington in Port Jervis, NY although the newspaper article states that both were residents of Honesdale.
1900 census lists him as a shoemaker with his family and his birth as 1872. His mother was living with them at the time.
1910 lists him at 38 married 17 years with Dena, his 4 sons and daughter.
Newspaper article: The Citizen - Honesdale, PA. Tue 1 Jul 1913, pg 1
Herbert Canfield, of 337 Ridge St, while learning to swin in Cajaw pond Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, was siezed with cramps and sank from sight before his companiions could save him.
Perry Tallman, after several attemps, brought to the surface the body of the young man.
1920 listed on Elm St with wife and sons Harold (a weaver in a Silk Mill) and Ray (a machinist in an Auto Supply). Reva is living next door with her husband Frank Tosch.
He is listed with only Dena in 1930 as a farmer (58, PA) first married at age 21. Dena (57, PA) is listed as first married at 20.
In the 1940 census he is listed widowed (68, PA) with a 5th grade education, and living with the family of his son Guy.
In 1947 he generated a hand written list of his ancestors, which is in possession of Dave Wells.
Apparently he had both legs amputated some time before his death. It is unknown whether this was due to diabetes or something else.
He died of a coronary occlusion, due to natural causes.
Birth5 Feb 1873, Honesdale, Wayne Co, PA
Death24 Sep 1938, Honesdale, Wayne Co, PA
Burial28 Sep 1938, Indian Orchard Cem, Wayne Co, PA
FatherGeorge Dink (1852-1906)
MotherMargaret Sporer (1854-1934)
Marriage3 Aug 1892, Port Jervis, Orange Co, NY
ChildrenWalter Grant (1893-1984)
 Guy Sidney (1894-1974)
 Reva May (1897-1987)
 Harold Perry (1899-1980)
 Raymond George (1903-1971)
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