1954: Talbot J. Vallier Was A Fascinating Guy

September 6, 1954: 

Talbot J. Vallier, 85, of Main Street, Half Moon Bay, died Saturday at Community Hospital after a sudden illness. A native of Oakland, he had lived in Half Moon Bay 25 years. A former captain in the merchant marine in the northern Pacific coastal area, he participated in the Alaska gold rush at Nome in 1898.

He was a resident of Nome 15 years, and served in the army during World war I. He was a member of Coastside American Legion Post No. 474.

Surviving are his son, Edwin A. Vallier of Burlingame; two grandchildren, Edwin J. Vallier of Belmont and Mrs. Berna B. Clark of Sacramento and four great grandchildren.