Re: Mary Laura Baggerly-Texas
Yes, Lon did die,(in a railroad accident in 1913 in Little River)and yes Talley was only 13yrs old.
After the 1900 Bell County Census where he was married to Laura, the next record of him was in the 1920 Bell County Census where he was married to Josephine Lassiter Bland.
No one knows what happened to Laura between 1900 and 1910.
Since Talley was born in Houston on November 13, 1900, Lon and Laura must have made a trip down there after the 1900 Census was taken.