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TAYLOR, Peter K. (1836-1934)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/6/2020 at 00:59:50

Peter Kinney Taylor
(May 26, 1836 - June 19, 1934)

Ida County Pioneer, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Jan 21, 1925, p.1
Here’s First List of Citizens Who Are Over Eighty

Peter Kinney Taylor of Ida Grove states that his birthdate was May 26, 1836 and the place of his birth was Yellow Springs, in Greene County, Ohio. He will be 89 years old next May. He came to Ida County 48 years ago last October, coming from Indiana. He helped in the construction of the first railway line across Ida County in 1877, serving with the pile driving outfit. He was made a Mason in 1877, at Danbury, Iowa, where he helped form the lodge. He is the only living charter member of the Preserverance Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Battle Creek. He says he has made his own living since he was nine years of age. His memory is excellent, his health good and he comes down town nearly every day. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor had 11 children, two being deceased, 30 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.


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