Howell Lewis Taylor

1882–1940 (Age 57)
Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Howell Lewis

When Howell Lewis Taylor was born on 17 November 1882, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Willis Taylor, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Mortimer Sears, was 27. He married Zora Marie Chumley on 23 March 1922, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 8 October 1940, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howell Lewis Taylor
Zora Marie Chumley
Marriage: 23 March 1922

Spouse & Children

23 March 1922
Hill, Texas, United States


  • Taylor


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1877–1980Female

  • Agnes K Taylor


  • Male1882–1940Male

  • Angelina Gurley Taylor


  • John Henry Sears Taylor


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 16

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.

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)

  • Howell L Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howell L Taylor im Haushalt von Joseph Taylor, „United States Census, 1900“
  • H L Taylor, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977"

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