John Franklin Taylor

Brief Life History of John Franklin

When John Franklin Taylor was born on 29 March 1897, in Washington, Florida, United States, his father, Elias Franklin Taylor, was 31 and his mother, Edna Mae Glover, was 32. He married Cora Eva Barfield on 15 September 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Chipley, Washington, Florida, United States in 1910 and Midway, Columbia, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 19 July 1929, at the age of 32, and was buried in Rock Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Okaloosa, Florida, United States.

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John Franklin Taylor
1897–1929
Cora Eva Barfield
1901–1974
Marriage: 15 September 1921
Velma Inez Taylor
1922–1993
Mary Elma Taylor
1924–2006

Sources (7)

  • John F Taylor in household of Elias F Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John F. Taylor, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
  • John Taylor in entry for George L Smith and Velma Morris, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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