Alice Matilda Taylor

Brief Life History of Alice Matilda

When Alice Matilda Taylor was born on 11 February 1857, in Consumnes, Sacramento, California, United States, her father, William Humphrey Taylor, was 21 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Rhoads, was 16. She married Drury Sidney Gorman on 20 January 1877, in Lampasas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Gilroy, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1870 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 June 1936, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Drury Sidney Gorman
Alice Matilda Taylor
Marriage: 20 January 1877
Ney Barton Gorman
Josephine Pearl Gorman
Margaret Sidney Gorman
Mary Catherine Gorman
Olen Evander Gorman
Lulu Gorman
Alice M Gorman
Miles Bryan Gorman

Sources (23)

  • Alice M Gorman in household of Mack Mayfield, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alice Matilda Gorman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Alice Taylor, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.

In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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