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Samuel Taylor was born in Champaign county, Ohio, April 23, 1834, and died in Larned August 4, 1907, at the age of 73 years and 3 months. He moved with his father to Louisa county, Iowa, 1851. He was united in marriage with Ann M. Beam in 1856.

To this union were born nine children, three of whom survive him, two sons and a daughter. The family moved to Pawnee county in 1876 where they have resided since.

Mr. Taylor was converted and united with the Methodist church in 1856. He was a veteran of  the Civil war and enlisted in Co. G, 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry as private in 1862 and was discharged as corporal at the close of the war, being honorably discharged at Mobile, Ala., July 10, 1865. He spent ten months in a Confederate prison, most of the time at Tyler, Texas.

He leaves a wife and three children, two of whom live in this county, Robert Taylor of Larned, and Mrs. John Shaffer of Garfield. The funeral was held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon, Rev. Barton preaching the sermon.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Tuesday, July 26, 2005 14:03:52

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