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      Harold V. Tallon, rendering valuable service as postmaster of Jackson, is one of Amador county’s best known young men and represents one of its worthy old families, established in this state forty-seven years ago.  Born in Jackson on the 9th of May, 1903, he is a son of Henry S. and Katherine C. (Michel) Tallon.  The father was a native of Quebec, Canada, where he lived until 1883, when he came to California, and in the following year arrived in Jackson.  He was a blacksmith and mining mechanic, which lines of work he followed at the mines for a number of years, subsequently giving his attention to the real estate business, in which he was engaged at the time of his death, June 2, 1930.  He was also holding the office of city clerk, to which he had first been elected April 30, 1916.  He possessed great energy, was capable in business and was honorable in all of his relations with his fellowmen.  His wife was a native of Boston, Massachusetts, from which city she came to San Francisco, where occurred her marriage to Mr. Tallon.  They became the parents of a son and a daughter, Harold V. and Marguerite.

      Harold V. Tallon received a good public school education and after graduating from high school became identified with local mercantile affairs, in which he continued until July 1, 1929, when he was appointed postmaster of Jackson.  He takes pride in the administration of his office for the benefit of the public and his efforts to satisfy the public are duly appreciated.  Mr. Tallon is a member of the Lions Club, has been secretary of the Amador County Chamber of Commerce continuously since 1921, and was secretary of the Mother Lode State Highway Association from 1922 to 1926, when the campaign closed.  He is secretary of the Amador Golf Club, and in every way he shows an interest in matters affecting the welfare and advancement of his town and county, for both of which he is a strong supporter.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3, Pages 43-44. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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