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Emily T. Taliaferro

Emily Taliaferro

Emily T. Taliaferro, an artist and former Friends School tennis coach, died of stroke complications April 2 at Roland Park Place. She was 82.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Raymond S. Tompkins, a Sun reporter and later an official of Baltimore's streetcar utility, United Railways, and Marie Lanning, whom he met in Alabama while awaiting a departure to France to cover World War I.

She lived as a child at the Lombardy Apartments and on Falls Road Terrace.

"My mother said her childhood home was like living in a literary salon," said her daughter, Emily Lanning Taliaferro of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., who was a former official of the Baltimore City...