John Whittaker Taylor

15 May 1858–10 October 1916 (Age 58)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Whittaker

When John Whittaker Taylor was born on 15 May 1858, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Taylor, was 49 and his mother, Sophia Whitaker, was 33. He married May Leona Young Rich on 18 October 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. In 1880, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as clerk in office. He died on 10 October 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Whittaker Taylor
Janet Maria Woolley
Marriage: 10 October 1889
Joseph Bruce Woolley Taylor
Rachel Woolley Taylor
Ruth Taylor
Lillian Taylor
Deliverance Taylor
Raymond Woolley Taylor
Samuel Woolley Taylor
Paul Woolley Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1889Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1861 · Denver Becomes a City
    Age 3
    In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 17
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (98)

    • J W Taylor in entry for Margaret Taylor, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Taylor in household of Sophia Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John W in entry for Milo H Taylor and Rhoda Taylor, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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