John David Taylor

Male20 January 1893–16 September 1985

Brief Life History of John David

When John David Taylor was born on 20 January 1893, in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Harrison Taylor, was 34 and his mother, Sallie Adams, was 24. He married Cora Emaline Hale on 21 December 1913, in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Burnsville, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years and Elliott, Grenada, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 September 1985, in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John David Taylor
Cora Emaline Hale
Marriage: 21 December 1913
Lavada Taylor
Nelson Howard Taylor
Avon Clifton Taylor
James Edward Taylor
Wilton Or Pete Taylor
Billy Paul Taylor

Sources (14)

  • John Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John David Taylor, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • John D Taylor in household of J H Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1913Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

    Age 14

    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.


    Age 24

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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