Ruth W. Talmage
Inscription and Notes:
Consort of Rev. S.K. Talmage
Grave relocated by the DAR from Old Midway Cemetery
Death of Mrs. Samuel K. Talmage (Union Recorder, Aug 4, 1891)
Mrs. Ruth W. Talmage, widow of Rev. Dr. Samuel K. Talmage, died at her home in Midway yesterday morning about 4-1/2 o'clock. Dr. Talmage was a distinguished Presbyterian minister and for many years President of Oglethorpe University. He died about twenty-five years ago; since which time his widow has lived alone at the old homestead near the old college. Mrs. Talmage, during her lonely and secluded life since the death of her husband, has used her means in many charitable acts. She was about 75 years of age.
A few months ago, owing to increasing feebleness, Mrs. Talmage was induced by her friends to accept the help and companionship of a suitable nurse. Mrs. Mary E. Butts kindly consented to discharge this duty to the beloved and venerable woman, and gave her thoughtful and tender nursing in her last illness.
The sad tidings of the death of Mrs. Talmage were telegraphed to Dr. C. W. Lane, of Athens, who has been the friend in whom she mostly confided during her widowhood. Dr. Lane arrived by the 3 o'clock train yesterday, and will carry out her wishes in regard to her burial, &c. Her sister, Mrs. Thos. W. Coskery, of Augusta, also arrived yesterday afternoon.
At this writing we do not know the hour when the funeral will take place. It will, however, occur to-day, and Mrs. Talmage will doubtless be buried by the side of her husband in Midway Cemetery.