Catherine Taylor

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Taylor was born on 17 January 1856, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States, her father, Josiah Taylor, was 42 and her mother, Catherine Lee, was 34. She married Travis Fleming Jones on 5 April 1886, in McLennan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Williamson, Texas, United States in 1860 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 July 1951, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Travis Fleming Jones
Catherine Taylor
Marriage: 5 April 1886
Leila K "Dittie" Jones

Sources (12)

  • Kate Jones in household of Travis F Jones, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kate Taylor, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Katherine Taylor Jones, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


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

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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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Catherine Taylor Jones Raises Her Sister's Children

When Catherine Taylor's sister, Isabel Taylor Jones, died in June 1884 leaving 4 young children, (Margaret, Rosa Belle, Wiley, and Ethel), Catherine broke her engagement and returned to Waco from the …

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