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S. C. Tallman

Born 1855, Died 1925

From "The New Century Atlas of Cayuga County New York", 1904

Selah Cornwell Tallman, Undertaker,

Son of John K. and Mary Cornwell Tallman, was born at Scipio, Cayuga County, New York, December 20, 1855. Educated in the public schools of Auburn and Auburn High School, he also studied shorthand and type writing and in 1878 went with C. Aultman & Co., manufacturers of agricultural machinery, Canton, Ohio, where he was employed for about a year and a half, when he went to Syracuse as private secretary to William A. Sweet, and from there to Auburn, with Sheldon & Co., axle manufacturers, where he remained for two years. He was them appointed official stenographer of the County and Surrogate's Courts, and for fourteen years served in that capacity, and as extra reporter in the United States and Supreme Court of New York State. He also sold the Remington and Smith-Premier typewriters, and carried on an extensive portrait-copying establishment, in partnership with W. I. Bennett, under the name S. C. Tallman & Co. At the death of his father, J. K. Tallman, in May, 1893, took up the undertaking department of his extensive livery, coach, and undertaking business, in partnership with his brother, under the firm name of H. A. & S. C. Tallman. At the death of his brother, Humphrey A. Tallman, in April, 1898, purchased his interest in the business. He is now conducting this business, under his own name, at 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25 Dill Street, as well as at 20 Water Street, employing from twenty to twenty-five men and over forty horses. He was married in 1878 to Tillie C. Bradford, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and has two sons students in Cornell University, J. Bradford Tallman and Carol Cornwell Tallman. He is a Director of the Business Men's Association, member of the Royal Arcanum, Historical Society, City Club, Syracuse Automobile Club, and honorary member of the Syracuse Undertaker's Association, also member of the New York State Undertaker's Association,. He is an officer of the Auburn Automobile Club.

S. C. Tallman was a member of the Fort Hill Cemetery Board of Trustees from 1899 to 1925.

The Tallman family plot is located in the Cemetery's Northside section.

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