Biography of Morell E. Tallett
Madison County, NY Biographies





Tallett, Morell E., p. o. De Ruyter, dealer in coal, lime, brick and produce, is a son of John and Julia Tallett, and was born in Otselic, Chenango county, N. Y., April 10, 1858. His education was received in the common schools and the De Ruyter Institute. Having successfully passed a teacher's examination he taught school for a number of terms, and then entered the employ of the Ontario & Western railroad as station agent at Otselic; while there he learned telegraphy. He was also engaged in the produce and grain business during this time. In March, 1879, he removed to De Ruyter and became agent for the U. I. & E. railroad, afterward the E. C. & N., and now the Lehigh Valley, where he has since resided. Mr. Tallett has had large experience in business and through strictly honorable methods and close attention to the wants of the community, has built up a trade that is creditable to his ability and sagacity and which c6nstitutes a fair share of that which naturally comes to the pleasant and thriving village of De Ruyter. On March 4, 1873. he married Nellie A., daughter of Alden and Rhoda (Dunbar) Mason. During their residence in Otselic, Mrs. Tallett also learned telegraphy and she is now manager for the Western Union Telegraph Co. at this place. Mr. and Mrs. Tallett have no children. They reside in their beautiful home at De Ruyter, surrounded by a host of friends and are deservedly esteemed. Mr. Hallett is a member of De Ruyter Lodge, No. 659, F. & A. M., Cortland Chapter and Knights Templar. He takes a prominent rank among the business men of the county and with his estimable wife, who is the embodiment of womanly virtue and housewifely qualities, leads a happy and contented life.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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