Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1905 Graduation Photograph of Mancel Talcott: Technical High School at Providence, Rhode Island


1905 graduation photograph of Mancel Talcott, a student at Technical High School at Providence, Rhode Island.

The photograph itself is 4" x 3"; the piece mounted is 10" x 7".  It was found with 15 similar photographs of 6 other young men and 9 young women.   Most of the photographs, if not all, were taken at the studio of Edgar K. Horton of Providence.

A list of the people in the photographs appears at the end of this post.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome!]

Mancel Walter Talcott was born 10 March 1885 at Cranston, Rhode Island, the son of Walter O. and Harriet F. (Eastwood) Talcott, who were born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rhode Island, respectively.

Mancel's paternal grandparents were Orlando and Mary A. (Newton) Talcott.  His maternal grandparents were Emanuel and Hannah Eastwood.

After graduating from Technical High School, Mancel attended Philadelphia Dental College, from which he graduated in 1908.  He then set up a dental practice at Providence, Rhode Island.  Eventually, however, he gave up his practice to join the business his father started as W. O. Talcott Belt Hooks

On 30 March 1909 at Providence, Rhode Island, Mancel married Viola Mabel James, daughter of Edwin C. James and Sarah E. (James) James.

The couple had at least two children, both daughters.  Mancel Walter Talcott and wife Viola Mabel (James) Talcott both died in 1956.  

A listing on Find-a-Grave has an extensive biography of Mancel Walter Talcott.

If you have corrections to the information above or additions to it, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Other photographs found with this one:


Ethel B. Arnold, June 1905
Rachel C. Arnold. T.H.S. 1905
Ernest Spencer Calder, Tech 05, "Giles Corey"
Mary Alice Carpenter, June 1905
Jessie J. Colvin, T.H.S. '05
Florence Dombey Colwell, Class of 1905, T.H.S.
Edith M. Fairbrother, T.H.S. 1905
Joseph Alfred Fallows, Tech. '05
Farah C. Glynne, [not sure of this name], T.H.S. 1905
Annie F. Goff, Class of 1905 [died 22 March 1909]
Marjorie Goff, Christmas 1904
George Gould, T.H.S. '05
E. Grace Hartman, April 26, 1905
Charles J. Martin, T.H.S. '05 [became noted artist Charles James Martin]
Frank Bartlett McSoley, T.H.S. 1905
Mancel Talcott, T.H.S. '05; Mancel Walter Talcott

Cranston, Rhode Island, just south of Providence


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