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Talmage (Family : 1888- : Talmage, James E. (James Edward), 1862-1933)

 Family

Dates

  • Existence: 1888-

The Talmage family (1888- ) were Mormon educators in Utah.

The James Edward Talmage (1862-1933) and Merry May Booth (1868-1944) family began with their marriage on June 14, 1888 in Manti, Utah. James E. Talmage was an educator, scientist, author, and Apostle. May Booth Talmage was an educator, suffragate, writer, editor, and mother.

The James Edward Talmage (1862-1933) and Merry May Booth (1868-1944) family began with their marriage on June 14, 1888 in Manti, Utah. They had eight children together, including Sterling, Paul, Zella (died as an infant), Elsie, James Karl, Lucile, Helen, and John. The family resided primarily in Salt Lake City, Utah.

James E. Talmage was an educator, teaching at Brigham Young Academy, LDS College, and the University of Utah. He was a world-reknowned scientist in geology, an acclaimed orator and lecturer in the sciences and Mormon religion, and authored several books on Mormon doctrine. In 1911, Talmage was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and he presided over the European Mission from 1925-1928.

May Booth Talmage was a teacher, but spent most her time after marriage being a mother. However, she was also heavily involved in the Young Woman Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was an active suffragate. She wrote poetry and literature, and served briefly as editor of the "Young Woman's Journal."

Citation

UPB file, Oct. 12, 2016 (The James Edward Talmage (1862-1933) and Merry May Booth (1868-1944) were married on June 14, 1888 in Manti, Utah; James E. Talmage was an educator, scientist, author, and Apostle; May Booth Talmage was an educator, suffragate, writer, editor, and mother; had eight children together, including Sterling, Paul, Zella (died as an infant), Elsie, James Karl, Lucile, Helen, and John; the family resided primarily in Salt Lake City, Utah; James E. Talmage was an educator, teaching at Brigham Young Academy, LDS College, and the University of Utah; he was a world-reknowned scientist in geology, an acclamied orator and lecturer in the sciences and LDS religion, and authored several books on LDS doctrine; in 1911, Talmage was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and he presided over the European Mission from 1925-1928; May Booth Talmage was a teacher, but spent most her time after marriage being a mother; she was also heavily involved in the Young Woman Mutual Improvement Association of the LDS Church, and was an active suffragate; she wrote poetry and literature, and served briefly as editor of the "Young Woman's Journal")

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Shannon Howells collection on James and May Booth Talmage family

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8863
Scope and Contents Collection includes materials related to James and May Booth Talmage and their family. Included are digital images of documents, letters, journals, stories, and other material created by and about the Talmage family. Also included are seven CDs with digital images of some of Howells' documents on the James and May Booth Talmage family scanned by the Church History Library in 2010. Dated circa 1876-2010.

Talmage family papers, approximately 1950-1980

 Series
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains genealogical charts, family histories, and other family papers. A large portion of this series consists of short stories written by Susa Amelia Talmage, James E. Talmage's youngest sister. Most of the material dates from 1884 to 1931, with some additional family materials from approximately 1954 to 1978.

James and May Booth Talmage family stories and recollections

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8858
Content Description A collection of stories and recollections about James and May Booth Talmage. Includes copies of signed letters from James E. Talmage to his granddaughters, both typed and handwritten from 1929-1933; and, memories of May and James Talmage by their granddaughters. Also includes a transcription of an interview with John R. Talmage by Shannon Howells prior to John's death in 2001, where he shares biographical information and memories of his parents. Also includes a typescript of an article about...

James E. Talmage photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 21
Scope and Contents Contains images of foreign countries, geological sites and samples, family members and friends, and subjects pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes 47 glass negatives, 19 film negatives, 227 stereographs, 727 slides, and 226 photographs.