Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 11:50:23 :
Sunday, June 24, 1956
T. J. Morehead Of Novato Dies
A retired railroad yardmaster, Talmadge John Morehead, died yesterday in San Franciscoís Southern Pacific Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 63.
Morehead began railroad work in his teens, starting with the Milwaukee Railroad soon after finishing school in Illinois. His work was interrupted by the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 when he joined the Canadian Army.
After being wounded and discharged, Morehead went to work for Southern Pacific. He retired after 25 years service, most of it in the Tucson area.
The Novato man was a member of Tucson Lodge No. 4, F&AM, Baldwin Lodge, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Tucson Aerie No. 180, FOE.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, of Novato; two daughters, Helen Bergmark of Novato and Norma Klapmeyer of Riverside; three sisters, Daisy Adamson of Geneva, Ill.; Maude Galleher and Edith Buss, both of Aurora, Ill., and two grandchildren, John Bergmark and Keith Klapmeyer.
Morehead was born in La Mars, Ia. He and his wife have lived in Novato for six years.
Hamilton Lodge No. 751 of Novato will conduct Masonic funeral services at Redwood Chapel Funeral home at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Military burial services are pending at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.
The California Death Index adds information: Talmage John Morehead was born April 18, 1893; motherís maiden name was Jenkins.
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