Walter Taylor

Maleabout 1800–24 February 1885

Brief Life History of Walter

Walter Taylor was born about 1800. He married Mary Wallace about 1825, in County Cork, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 24 February 1885, in Bolton, Peel, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86.

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Walter Taylor
Mary Wallace
Marriage: about 1825
William John Taylor

Sources (3)

  • Walter Taylor Sr., "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Walter Taylor in entry for William Taylor and Lurinda Kelly, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Walter Taylor in entry for William Taylor and Lurinda Kelly, "Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825County Cork, Ireland
  • Children (1)

    World Events (4)


    Age 14

    Bolton is named after James Bolton who first settled this land in 1814. By the 1820s Bolton and his nephew George had established a complex of mills along the Humber River which formed the nucleus of this community. Bolton was a prosperous place with a remarkable amount of successful manufacturing companies operating within such a small area.


    Age 22

    The community, formerly known as Bolton Mills, was founded around 1822 when James Bolton helped build a flour mill for his relative George Bolton. By 1857, Bolton was a village with a population of 700 in the Township of Albion in Peel County.


    Age 69


    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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