Leslie4 Newell Talmage
Leslie Newell Talmage was born August 29, 1892 to Lewis and Clara (Turner) Talmage.
He was employed for 20 years by Standard Oil Company at Long Beach, CA. He returned to Wood River, Illinois where he worked 24 years for Shell Oil Company and served as a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church. He was a resident of Wood River for 40 years.

Leslie was an avid sports fan and seldom missed any local football and basketball games and often attended state tournaments. He witnessed fifty nine baseball games in 1968 at Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO.

He died in Wood River on January 15, 1968.

Young Leslie Talmage