Thomas Absalam Taylor

Male10 December 1879–3 August 1946

Brief Life History of Thomas Absalam

When Thomas Absalam Taylor was born on 10 December 1879, in Shiloh, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, his father, Robert Granison Taylor, was 71 and his mother, Rosa Ann Collins, was 42. He married Annie Kay Sims on 8 April 1906. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Piney Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Hickory Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1946, in Green Forest, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Green Forest, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Thomas Absalam Taylor
Annie Kay Sims
Marriage: 8 April 1906
Robert Wesley Taylor
Zettie Bessie Taylor
Floyd Omer Taylor
Lillie Margaret Joy Taylor
Alpha Dallas Taylor
Wilford Sim Taylor
Winford Thomas Taylor

Sources (10)

  • A P Taylor in household of Robt Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • T A Taylor, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Thomas Absalam Taylor, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    8 April 1906
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries - 1883: Cleburne, Arkansas, United States

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 19

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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