Edward Riley Taylor

1892–1957 (Age 65)
Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life of Edward Riley

When Edward Riley Taylor was born on 5 February 1892, in Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, his father, John Riley Taylor, was 39 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Molly Murrey, was 29. He married Ada Belle Johnson on 26 November 1911, in Van Zandt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 July 1957, in Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Canton, Van Zandt, Texas, United States.

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Edward Riley Taylor
Ada Belle Johnson
Marriage: 26 November 1911
Daphne "Jackie" Taylor

Spouse & Children

26 November 1911
Van Zandt, Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Riley Taylor


  • Mary Elizabeth Molly Murrey




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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 18

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Edward R Taylor in household of John R Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Riley Taylor in household of John R Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Riley Edward Taylor, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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