John Wesley Taylor

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Taylor was born on 10 July 1861, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Young Taylor, was 30 and his mother, Martha J. Fry, was 30. He had at least 2 sons with Emma Clara Heingaugh. He lived in Greenwood Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 6 December 1930, in Millerstown, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Millerstown Cemetery, Millerstown, Fawn Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Wesley Taylor
Emma Clara Heingaugh
Alton Charles Taylor
William Raymond Taylor Sr

Sources (10)

  • John W Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John W. Taylor - Government record: Census record: birth-name: John W. Taylor
  • John W Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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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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