George Shepard Taylor

16 July 1860–16 January 1924 (Age 63)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Shepard

When George Shepard Taylor was born on 16 July 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Hamilton Taylor, was 30 and his mother, Anstis Elmina Shepard, was 29. He married Anna Christine Smoot on 9 February 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 16 January 1924, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Shepard Taylor
Anna Christine Smoot
Marriage: 9 February 1882
Ethel Taylor
Hazel Smoot Taylor
George Merle Taylor
Elmina Smoot Taylor
Anna Kirstina Taylor
Miriam Mae Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Central Otago Gold Rush
    Age 1
    After discovery of gold in Gabriel's Gully, hundreds of miners and precious metal hunters flocked to New Zealand to be a part of the frenzy. This influx of people caused new settlements to pop up and different innovation techniques to begin. After a few years of steady success, the gold began to be more difficult to find. While some stayed, most of the prospectors left until most of the settlements, which they had founded, became Ghost Towns with only a few residents staying around.  
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    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.

    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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    George Shepherd Taylor

    George Shepherd Taylor by Jeffrey S. Hardy See Diary George Shepherd Taylor was born on 16 July 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Hamilton Taylor and Elmina Shepherd. At the age of eight, …

    Sources (44)

    • Geo S Taylor in entry for Priscilla Smith Taylor, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • George Taylor in household of George Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Geo S in entry for Wayne Malin and Priscilla Smith Taylor, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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