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TALBOT, Ethelbert, P. E. bishop, born in Fayette, Maine, 9 October, 1848. His early education was received in the schools of his native town. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1870, and at the General theological seminary, New York, in 1873, was ordered deacon in the Church of the Transfiguration, New York, 29 June, 1873, and ordained priest in St. Mary's church, Fayette, Maine, 4 November, 1873, both by Bishop Robertson. He was at once made rector of St. James's church, Macon, Maine, which post he held until his election to the episcopate. He opened a parish school in Macon in September, 1875, which afterward became St. James's military academy, a diocesan school for boys. He twice represented the diocese of Missouri in general convention, and was rural dean and a member of the standing committee of the diocese. He was consecrated, 27 May, 1887, missionary bishop of Wyoming and Idaho. He received the degree of LL. D. from the University of Missouri in 1887, that of S. T. D. from the General theological seminary, New York city, in 1887, and that of D. D. from Dartmouth in 1888.
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