Hiram Taylor (1836-1925)
TAYLOR, CASSEL, WILSON, BANKS, KINGSBURY, CHANDLER
Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 8/9/2022 at 22:23:57
From Nevada Evening Journal May 18, 1925 (page 1)
HIRAM TAYLOR, GRANT PIONEER, DIED ON SUNDAY
PASSING OF PIONER MARKS THE LAST OF EARLY DAY SETTLERS.
Hiram Taylor, 89, one of the pioneers of the county, died at his home in Ames Sunday morning and the funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Ames Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, after which interment will be in the Ames cemetery.
Mr. Taylor had been a resident of Story county since the spring of 1861, when he brought his wife and baby here from Clark county and located on what has since become the old Taylor homestead, six miles west of this city on the north side of Lincoln highway.
In his passing goes the last of his generation and the last of the pioneers of North Grant township.
Hiram Taylor was born a son of Andrew and Mary Taylor, near Crestline, Ohio, February 13, 1836. He made his first trip to Iowa in 1858, on horseback. He sold his horse and returned to Ohio by rail from Iowa City which was as far as the railroad extended. That fall on September 23, 1858 he was married to Mary Ann Cassel. In the spring of 1859 they moved to Ashland, Ohio, where they lived for a year and a half.
Then they moved to Clark county, Iowa, in the fall of 1860, making the trip by team, where their oldest daughter was born. The spring of 1861 they moved to Story county where they settled on a farm two miles east of Ames, where he resided until the death of his wife, February 5, 1905.
He was at one time a member of the M. E. church and was always interested in the welfare of the church. He was married to Mrs. Mattie C. Wilson July 30, 1908, and has since made his home at 610 Clark Avenue, Ames, where he died.
He leaves his wife, five children and two stepsons. They are Mrs. Henry Banks, John Andrew, William, Mrs. H. W. Kingsbury, all of Ames; Mrs. M. Chandler of The Dalles, Oregon; Platt Wilson of Kemmerer, Wyo.; Charles P. Wilson of Osceola, Ia. to mourn his loss, together with 17 grand children and 17 great grand children.
He had not been well since last November, but was taken suddenly worse on Thursday.
Story Obituaries maintained by Mark Christian.
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