Homer Hinton Tallman, M.D.
To Dr. Tallman goes the distinction of being Culver 's oldest physician in years of practice there. He was born out where the tll corn grows - -
Linn county, Iowa, hut has lived in Marshall county since 1901. He was graduated from Northwestern university and come to Culver in 1911. He
served for 28 months in the army during the World War in the 8th Division, a reg ular army outfit, and part of the time was commander of a
hospital. He still holds the rank of major in the medical reserve corps. Dr. Tallman has held a number of offices in the community, a part of
them being post commander of the American Lergion; worshipf ul master of the Masonic lodge here and at Lakeville, president of the Marshall
County Midical Society; member of the official board of the Grace Reformed church for a number of years; associate patron og the Eastern Star; all
offices in the Knights of Pythias; and charter member and Second Grand Noble of the I.O.O.F. His main hobby is following the activities of the
local rifle and conservation clubs. - Culver Citizen 1939
HOMER H. TALLMAN, La Paz's leading physician, is an Iowan by birth, born in Linn county, that state, November 13, 1873, but is a representative of a southern family from Virginia, the birthplace of his paternal grandfather, Nathaniel Tallman. John C. Tallman, his father, was born in Franklin County, Ohio, November 26, 1848; and when a young man journeyed west and was in many of the western states, finally locating in Linn County, Iowa. He wedded on the 1st of January 1873, Margaret J. Ebright, in Franklin County, Ohio.
From Linn county John C. Tallman went to Marion, that state, and worked for J. W. Kendall ; was later the manager of the retail depart - ment of the wholesale and retail hardware firm of C. E. Armstrong & Company at Clinton, Iowa, for three years; for a time was identified with the retail hardware and later the grocery trade of Grinnell, Iowa, and after a residence in both Rockford and Evanston, Illinois, engaged in the grocery and market business; he traded for the John W. Thomas farm in North township, Marshall county, Indiana. After a time he sold that land and bought the J. N. McNeil farm east of La Paz in North Township, which he now owns. He is a carpenter and contractor in La Paz. Mrs. Tallman is also living. A son and a daughter were born to them, and the latter, Mary Effie, is the wife of Clarence G. Hale, of Chicago.
Dr. Tallman, the elder of the children and the only son, was about seven years old when his parents moved to Marion, Iowa, and there he first attended school, a pupil of Mrs. Lydia Knott. He was also a student in the Clinton schools, and completing the grammar grade at Rochelle, Illinois, he entered the high school at Grinnell, Iowa, and spent two years there. He was next a student in the Northwestern University at Evanston, where he studied medicine and graduated in 1900, while in June of the following year he came to La Paz. In the meantime he has spent two years in practice in Chicago, but with that exception has practiced continuously in this city. He is a member of the Marshall County and the American Medical Associations and of the Masonic order, affiliating with the blue lodge of Lakeville, No.353, F. & A. M., and the chapter and commandery of Plymouth. He is also a member of La Paz Lodge, No.56, K. 0. T. M.; Lodge No.4325, M. W. of A.; La Paz Lodge, No.613, A. 0. 0. G., and Lawndale Lodge, No, 3, N. A. U. He is the medical examiner of all these lodges mentioned, and is also the surgeon for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and for the Industrial Portland Cement Company, of Syracuse, Indiana. Dr. Tallman is a Republican politically and belongs to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity of Northwestern University.
HIstory of Marshall County, 1908, Mc DOnald