Dora Talbott Gall


Clarksburg, (W. Va.) Exponent., TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 1932.

Headstone of Dora Talbott Gall

Final rites for Mrs. Dora Talbott Gall, 69, widow of George W. Gall, Jr., formerly of Clarksburg, who died Sunday at her home in Philippi, will be said this afternoon at 3:30 at the grave in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery here.

The body of Mrs. Gall will rest there beside that of her late husband.

At 1 o’clock this afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church in Philippi services will be conducted by the Rev. H. S. Chapman and the body will then be brought to Clarksburg for interment.

Mrs. Dora Gall is survived by two daughters, both of whom were at her side when death came, Mrs. Bessie Casteel, wife of Dr. Frank Casteel of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Edna Darr, wife of Faye T. Darr, also of Washington. One brother, M. C. Talbott, who resides in Florida, also survives.

Prior to her husband’s death Mrs. Gall resided here, where he was for many years manager of the R. G. Dun and company branch, and prominent in the civic life of the community. Mrs. Gall had a wide circle of friends here and was beloved by all who knew her. She was active in the First Methodist Episcopal church while in Clarksburg.


She was the daughter of the late Dr. Elam D. Talbott and Julia Capito. Her father was the only physician in Philippi for a long number of years. Mrs. Gall spent her girlhood there. After the death of Mr. Gall she spent considerable time in Washington with her daughters and in Florida.

Wreath of White Lilies and White Roses

During her last illness Mrs. Gall was at the home of her cousins, Miss Mildred and Samuel Hovater. Death was due to heart failure, although Mrs. Gall has been ill for some weeks of a complication of ailments.

The Philippi chapter of the Eastern Star of which she was a member will have part in the services and members of the Masonic lodge will act as pall bearers. Mrs. Gall was born July 14, 1863.

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