Jerimiah Knowles Taylor

Male3 November 1868–9 February 1947

Brief Life History of Jerimiah Knowles

When Jerimiah Knowles Taylor was born on 3 November 1868, in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Ninian Riley Taylor, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Jane Brown, was 38. He married Myrtle Zella Jackson on 5 April 1886, in Macon, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mason City Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Peoria Heights, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 9 February 1947, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mason City Cemetery, Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Jerimiah Knowles Taylor
Myrtle Zella Jackson
Marriage: 5 April 1886
Lynn Merrill Taylor
Bruce Taylor
Glenn Lewis Taylor
Leona Verne Taylor
Ruth Taylor

Sources (17)

  • Gerry K Taylor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jerry K. Taylor, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Jeremiah K Taylor, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    5 April 1886Macon, Macon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 3

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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