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TAYLOR, Polly E. 1841-1922

TAYLOR, ROYCE

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09

Mrs. Polly Elvira Taylor

Polly Elvira Taylor, Dexter, Ia., died Thursday, May 18, 1922, at the home of her son, W. W. Taylor, in Plainfield, Ia., age 80 years, 8 months, and 21 days.

Mrs. Taylor, whose maiden name was Royce, was born near Naperville, Ill., in 1841, and came with her parents as pioneers in westward emigration to Butler county, Ia., in 1854, before the day of any railroad in the state of her adoption, crossing the Mississippi at Dubuque in a ferry, borne forward in the common prairie schooner of the day, and had since resided in Iowa for 68 consecutive years.

In 1860 she was united in marriage to William H. Taylor, and they together undertook the activities of life on a farm in Grundy county, where they lived until the death of her husband, which occurred in 1896.

Mrs. Taylor was the mother of four children, Walter J., who died in infancy; Wilbur W., Plainfield, Ia.; Mrs. Ida L. Wells, Waterloo, and Cora E. Steward, Dexter. She is survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her life had been that of a consistent christian, and for many years she had been a member of the Advent Christian church.

Funeral services will be at the M.E. church, Plainfield, Iowa, at 1 p.m. Saturday, and burial services will take place in the Fairfield cemetery, in Grundy county, near New Hartford, at 4 o'clock p.m. of the same day.

--The Waterloo Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 19 May 1922, pg 15


 

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