Edward Paul Taylor

1928–1981 (Age 53)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Edward Paul

When Edward Paul Taylor was born in 1928, in Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Paul Taylor, was 24 and his mother, Leavy Pearl Willis, was 21. He lived in Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 12 Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1946. He died in 1981, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Carrville, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Paul Taylor
Leavy Pearl Willis
Edward Paul Taylor
Sylvia Duane Taylor
Marilyn Yvonne Taylor

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1904–1979Male

  • Leavy Pearl Willis




  • Male1928–1981Male

  • Sylvia Duane Taylor


  • Marilyn Yvonne Taylor


World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 13

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Edward P Taylor in household of Samuel P Taylor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward P Taylor in household of Samuel P Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul Taylor, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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