Basil Gordon Taylor

1 July 1879–28 August 1954 (Age 75)
Prince William, Virginia, United States

The Life of Basil Gordon

When Basil Gordon Taylor was born on 1 July 1879, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Carter Taylor, was 42 and his mother, Mary C Hall, was 34. He married Idella Byrnes on 5 September 1900, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 August 1954, at the age of 75, and was buried in Falls Church Episcopal Church, Falls Church, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Basil Gordon Taylor
Idella Byrnes
Marriage: 5 September 1900
Lillian Virginia Taylor
Thelma Irene Taylor
Vernon Gordon Taylor Sr.

Spouse and Children

5 September 1900
District of Columbia, United States


    Lillian Virginia Taylor


    Thelma Irene Taylor



Parents and Siblings

    Edward Carter Taylor


    Mary C Hall





    William Walter Taylor


    Mary Elmer Taylor



    Lucy Taylor


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 8

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Basil G Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gordon Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Basil G Taylor, "United States Census, 1940"

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