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Talbot Larmore 1942

City Police Sergeant Talbot Larmore has resigned after eight and a half years with the Salisbury Police Department. He will be a passenger brake-man on the Delmarva Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Above from 10 Nov 1942 Salisbury Times

Talbot Larmore, Former Policeman, Found Dead

Talbot L. (Tobey) Larmore, 51, former city police Lieutenant, was found dead last night in his car parked in a woods near Walston Switch.

Maryland State Police said a vacuum cleaner hose led from the exhaust pipe through the right rear ventilator. They reported the car switch was on and the gas tank empty. The body was on the front seat.

Notes scribbled in large letters on blank pages from an electrical appliance brochure indicated despondency, police said. He had been employed as a salesman by Erwin Electric Co. for about three weeks. There was an affectionate note to his wife, Lillian.

One of the notes said two brand new wrist watches were in the glove compartment for their two children, Sheldon, about 19, a student at the Salisbury State Teachers College, and Faye, 13, an eighth grader in Wicomico Junior High School.

Dr. Earl L. Royer said death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. He estimated Mr. Larmore had been dead about 10 hours. The Larmores lived at 612 Light St. He was said to have been in good spirits when he took his wife to work at Montgomery Ward yesterday morning.

 The body was found about 5:30 p.m. about 500 yards west of Walston Switch off the road in a woods. It was near the spot where Albert Hall, Negro, about 30, took his life in the same manner March 6.

George Gearhart of Baltimore, an employe of the Maryland Penetentary, who is building a home in the area, discovered the parked automobile and reported it to State Police.

 Mr. Larmore joined the City Police force about 1934. He resigned in 1944 and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad during World War II. He returned to the force in 1947 and was later promoted to lieutenant. He resigned Feb. 4. 1951.

The son of the late William W. and Anna T. Parks Larmore of Salisbury, Mr. Larmore was born in White Haven, later moving to Salisbury with his family. His father was a Salisbury clothing and furniture merchant and served two terms as sheriff of Wicomico County.

Besides his wife and children, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Walter Nelson and Mrs. Albin A. Hayman of Salisbury, and Mrs. George Whitehair of Philadelphia.

A funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wallace Funeral Home on Ocean City Rd. by the Rev. J. Robert Mackey, pastor of Asbury Meth odist Church. Burial will be in Wicomico Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday between 7 and 8 p.m.

Above from the Salisbury Times 28 April 1955

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