John Taylor

1878–Male
Iowa, United States

The Life of John

When John Taylor was born in 1878, in Iowa, United States, his father, John Edgar Slawson Sr., was 26 and his mother, Loretta or Luetta Taylor, was 27. He lived in Lynn Grove Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John Edgar Slawson Sr.
1852–1928
Loretta or Luetta Taylor
1851–
Orien Taylor
1873–
Eugene Taylor
1875–
John Taylor
1878–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Orien Taylor

    Male1873–Male

    Eugene Taylor

    Male1875–Male

    Male1878–Male

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 .

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

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  • John Taylor in household of John Slawson, "United States Census, 1880"

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