Joseph Jestor Taylor

5 November 1875–January 1973 (Age 97)
Des Moines Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Jestor

When Joseph Jestor Taylor was born on 5 November 1875, in Des Moines Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, James Taylor, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Frances Kennedy, was 22. He died in January 1973, in Prairie City, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor
1844–1927
Sarah Frances Kennedy
1853–1936
John Larkin Taylor
1871–1901
Katie Taylor
1873–
Oliver Thomas Taylor
1873–1936
Joseph Jestor Taylor
1875–1973
James LeRoy Taylor
1877–1948
Nellie May Taylor
1879–1910
Ida Bell Taylor
1881–1954
Clyde Taylor
1883–1927

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
Age 1
The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 9
The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 26
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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.

Possible Related Names

Tayloe
Schneider
Tayler
Tailor

Sources (6)

  • Joe J Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Taylor in household of James Taylor, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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