Edward Porter Taylor

1876–1951 (Age 74)
Washington, United States

The Life of Edward Porter

When Edward Porter Taylor was born on 3 August 1876, in Washington, United States, his father, Felix Murphy Taylor, was 60 and his mother, Olive Amanda Porter, was 38. He married Armilda Zerilda Comstock on 15 August 1900, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States for about 5 years and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 17 February 1951, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Edward Porter Taylor
Armilda Zerilda Comstock
Marriage: 15 August 1900
Edward Comstock Taylor
Bernice Lillian Taylor
Mildred Taylor

Spouse & Children

15 August 1900
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States


  • Male1903–1981Male

  • Bernice Lillian Taylor


  • Mildred Taylor


Parents & Siblings

  • Felix Murphy Taylor


  • Olive Amanda Porter




  • Charles Percy "Perry" Taylor


  • Olive A. Taylor


  • H. Earl Taylor


  • Lenore Daisy Pearl Taylor


  • Male1876–1951Male

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 6

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 Tailer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward P Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward P Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"

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