Clara Myrtis Taylor

Female28 February 1902–18 July 1986

Brief Life History of Clara Myrtis

When Clara Myrtis Taylor was born on 28 February 1902, in Virginia, United States, her father, Albert Ross Taylor, was 26 and her mother, Gertrude Haddon Elliott, was 26. She married Walter Columbus Anderson about 1923, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Roanoke, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 18 July 1986, in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Walter Columbus Anderson
Clara Myrtis Taylor
Marriage: about 1923
Robert Elliott Anderson
James Taylor Anderson

Sources (7)

  • Myrtis T Anderson in household of Walter C Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtis Taylor in entry for James Taylor Anderson and Alva Macy Edwards, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Myrtis C Anderson in household of Walter C Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1923Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

    Age 15

    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.


    Age 25

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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