Sunday, November 7, 2010

John Ammon Taylor 1845-1921 Maren (Mary) Johanne (Hannah) Poulsen 1849-1916


John Ammon Taylor
Born 18 Feb 1845 Georgetown, Caldwell, Texas
Parents: John Taylor and Eleanor Burkett
Occupation: Pony Express Rider, Farmer
Military: Blackhawk Indian War
Married 1) Maren Hannah Poulsen 24 Nov 1868 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
2) Martha Jane Burns Ferrin 24 May 1917 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 19 Feb 1921 Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: Apoplexy (heart attack)
Informant:  Elmer, his son
Buried 23 Feb 1921 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah

The Following Biography was taken from a book listed in sources below.

JOHN A. TAYLOR has been a resident of Utah since 1854,

his parents crossing the plains by ox teams while he was yet a small boy, and this has since been his home. He was born in Caldwell County, Texas, February 16, 1846, and is the son of John and Elenor (Burkett) Taylor. The father was born in Bowling Green County, Kentucky. in 1812, and was the oldest son of William and Elizabeth (Patrick) Taylor; and a brother to Pleasant Green Taylor, of whom a biographical sketch appears elsewhere in this work.

He joined the Mormon Church in 1833 and passed through all the terrible experiences which was the lot of the Mormon people in Missouri and Illinois, up to 1845, at which time he went to Texas, and remained there until 1854, when he made the trip over the plains in his own company of three wagons, bringing his family with him, and arrived in Salt Lake City in August of that year.  He at once settled at what is now Five Points, Ogden, and in 1856 moved to Slaterville, remaining there until 1864, when he went to Montana and lived there ten years. In 1874 he came back to Plain City, and remained there up to the time of his death, in 1895.

He located a number of farms in Weber County and also in Madison Countv, Montana, and at the time of death owned a farm of one hundred and twelve acres in this county. During his life-time he was one of the prominent Church workers. He joined the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1863, and was a member of that organization at the time he died. His wife is still living in Ogden.

They had a family of twelve children:  Alma, T. A., Joseph, Sarah, wife of John Knight; Mary, wife of Sam Hiatt; John A., our subject ; Hyrum. William, Eliza, wife of Isaac Luckey; Minerva, wife of Samuel Page; Henry and Amanda, the wife of Charles Chase. Our subject has a vivid memory of the long trip across the plains, although he was but eight years of age, and the greater part of his life has been spent in Utah. He obtained but a scant supply of book knowledge, having to assist in the support of the family at an early age, and the advantages of schooling offered to the children of that day being but meagre.

When twenty-four years of age he began dealing in real estate, buying and selling land, and in 1899 bought the old homestead, to which he has made some additions and now has three hundred acres of valuable farming land, all under cultivation and well irrigated. He has followed farming and stock raising principally, and in 1887, together with his sons, he bought a farm in Bingham County, Idaho, where he keeps a good-sized herd of cattle and horses, the place being looked after by his sons. He has a seventeen-acre fruit orchard, bearing all kinds of fruit, which yields him a yearly income averaging a thousand dollars.

He has also been a prime mover in numerous home enterprises, being interested in the Chief Canning factory, the Harrisville Creamery, and a Director in the Plain City Irrigation Company. He was for some years a Trustee in the Poplar School District, and assisted in building many of the schools and meeting houses of his county. Politically he is a believer in the principles of the Democratic party, but has never taken part in its work to the extent of seeking for office. He has been a member of the Mormon Church since he was eight years of age, and is a member of the Elders' Quorum.

Mr. Taylor was united to Hannah Paulson in 1868, and by her has had a family of ten children.
She is a daughter of Paul and Annie ( Rasmussen) Paulson. The children are John H., a teacher in the Sunday School, and also Trustee of this school district; William, teaching school; Francis, a civil engineer ; Eliza, wife of Isaac Hewett ; Charles, Burt, Parley P., Lester Grant, died in infancy, and Elmer. Mr. Taylor passed through the Black Hawk Indian War and is a member of the Black Hawk Veterans' Association. Since he located in Plain City he has had a part in all enterprises for the betterment of the community and is one of the prominent men here. He began at the foot of the ladder, his worldly property consisting of one yoke of oxen, and from this humble beginning has come to be one of the successful men of Weber County. He has been upheld and assisted by his noble wife, and after his children grew to be of an age to take an interest in the business they have helped take the heavier part of the burden off his shoulders, and the family is highly respected in this part of the State, where they are well known.
Sources
Family Group Picture:  Karen Delange
Life Sketch written by Thelma Taylor Storey, February 1935
Book (available online): Portrait, Genealogical, Biographical Record of the State of Utah, National Historical Record Co., 1902, page 193
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20130420
1850 US Census for Milam, Milam, Texas (age 5)
1860 US Census Utah for Weber County, Utah page 166 (age 14)
NOTE: He was counted twice in the 1880 Census
1) 1880 US Census for Harrisville, Weber, Utah page 486B
Note: His age 34, his birthplace is Texas in this Census and his father's birthplace is Kentucky and his mother's Pennsylvania
2) 1880 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 480C
Note: His age 33, his birthplace is still Texas, but both parents are claimed to have been born in Kentucky
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8B (age 54)
1910 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8 (age 64)
Marriage to Martha: Western State Marriage Index Vol 67 Certificate # A026772 Salt Lake Temple,
also found their marriage on Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 429095 Batch M74557-1 CN 26772
Sons of the Utah Pioneers Biography files
Utah Death Certificate
Maren (Mary) Johanne (Hannah) Poulsen
Born 12 Mar 1849 Christina, Olsev Maribo, Denmark
Christened 13 May 1849 Olsev, Maribo, Denmark
Parents: Poul Ottosen and Ane Kristine Rasmussen
Died 7 Feb 1916 Plain City, Weber, Utah
COD: Pnuemonia
Note: Death Certificate issued under the name of Marry Hannah Taylor
Buried 10 Feb 1916 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
Utah Death Certificate
NOTE: John, Hannah, and 5 children show up in the 1880 Census twice
1880 US Census Film 1255339 pg 486B Entry #2093 (Harrisville)
1880 US Census Film 1255339 pg 480C Entry #1639 (Plain City)
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8B
1910 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20130429



CHILDREN



This photo was labeled "John Ammon Taylor Sep 3 1933" and on the back was written "Taylor Reunion, Will's birthday". At the bottom was the note: John Henry Deceased. I assume that these were the remaining children of John Ammon and Hannah. The man on the far left looks like Charles Ezra. The woman in the middle must be their sister, Eliza.

John Henry Taylor
Born 31 Aug 1869 Eden, Weber, Utah
Occupation: Carpenter for Southern Pacific Railroad
Married: 1) Ellen Peterson 6 Aug 1892 Logan, Cache, Utah
Children: John, Ezma, Hannah, Martena, Lee, Gilbert, Hance, Leonard
2) Delilah Hansen 7 Mar 1906 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Allen, Emma, Anondar, Anna, Emery, Sylvia, Leonard, Lila, Barbara
Died 25 Oct 1929 Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: Struck by a train
Buried 28 Oct 1929 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20130363
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (with Ellen)
Marriage to Ellen: Western States Marriage Index Vol 3 pg 132
1910 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 7 (age 40, with Delilah)
1920 US Census for Weber County, Utah Sheet 5 (age 50)
Utah Death Certificate
William Milton Taylor
Born 3 Sep 1872 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Occupation: School Teacher, Farmer
Married 1) Ada Rose Taylor 3 Sep 1890 Logan, Cache, Utah
Children: Edith, William, Ada, Manila, Lila, Rulon, James, Joseph, Hannah
2) Almeda Foley Abt 1911 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Died 11 Apr 1942 At home, Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD:  Cardiac Dilatation, heart disease
Informant: his son Joseph Earl Taylor  
Buried 14 Apr 1942 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20135981
1880 US Census Film 1255339 pg 480C Entry 1641 (listed as 8y old son)
Marriage to Ada: Western States Marriage Index Vol B pg 387
1910 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 38, widowed, 'M' is given as a middle initial)
1920 US Census for Weber County, Utah (age 48)
1930 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah page 11B (age 58)
Note: there were a few things on the 1930 census that made me wonder if this was the right William.  The age, place of birth, and place of residence was right.  However, it listed his parents birthplace as England, his wife is Mae (which could be short for Almeda) and two sons are living with them - Gerald W. and a 15 year old named Bill. 
1940 US Census Ogden, Weber, Utah (age 68, living in James Newey household as business partner)
Utah Death Certificate
George Francis Taylor
Born 24 Apr 1874 Plain City, Weber, Utah
College:  Harvard School of Engineering
Occupation: Civil Engineer
LDS Mission:  Australia
Married:  Barbara Matilda Stillman 12 Oct 1911 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Francis, Seymour, Marvin, Elizabeth, Roy
Died 16 May 1945 Utah State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: Chronic myocardial degeneration due to chronic pulmonary tuberculosis
Informant:  Utah State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Buried 19 May 1945 Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Note:  I found the following information about the Sanitorium:   
"The hot springs near the mouth of Ogden Canyon had visitors for centuries, and in 1904 the Ogden Canyon Sanitarium was opened there by G. W. Perkins and John D. Carnahan. In 1906 the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended its lines to the sanitarium, and visitors suggested that their bodies were relieved by soaking in the mineral waters of the thermal springs. They also purged their bodies by drinking te mineral water, not unlike the actions of visitors to Bath in England. in 1919 a dance hall and lunch room were built adjacent to the sanitarium; however, in 1927 the all-wooden structure burned to the ground. The next year A. V. Smith bought the resort and rebuilt it, naming it El Monte Springs. Smith promoted his resort, which featured wrestling, gaming, swimming, private mineral baths, and marathon dances. Smith was unable to pay his bills, however, and from 1932 to 1942 the site remained vacant. It was purchased in 1942 by Harman W. Perry and renamed Riverside Gardens. This historic and scenic site is now known as Rainbow Gardens.  
Personal note:  Rainbow Gardens is still there - as of 2016 and is a popular gift shop/restaurant combination
Sources
Picture of the sanatorium: http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/USHS_Class/id/14792
Weber County's History" By Richard W. Sadler and Richard C. Roberts, page 193
Marriage to Barbara: Western States Marriage Index Vol 34 Certificate # A013317 Salt Lake Temple
1880 US Census Utah page 480C (age 6)
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8B (with parents)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah (age 45, with Barbara)
1930 US Census for East Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah (age 55, with Barbara)
Utah Death Certificate
Hannah Eliza Taylor
Born 21 Apr 1876 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Married: 1) Issac (Ike) Edmund Huit 7 Apr 1897 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Note: in the record his surname is given as Hunt
Children: Lester, Ernest, Clarence, Levi, Susan, Leslie, George, Ethel, Roy
2) Bishop Marvin Driscoll about 1913 (Divorced)
Children:  Ethel, Martha, Bertha
3) Albert A Welch 8 July 1920 Preston, Franklin, Idaho
Died 13 Jul 1959 Dee Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried: Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Obituary:
Eliza T. H. Welch
Eliza Taylor Huit Welch, 83, of 202 23rd, widow of Albert Welch, died yesterday in the Dee Hospital.
She was born April 21, 1876 in Plain City, a daughter of John A. and Hannah Poulson Taylor.
She had spent most of her life in Weber County and for the past 30 years has lived in Ogden. In 1897 she married Isaac E. Huit. He died in January, 1916. She married Mr. Welch in 1923 in Ogden and he died in 1946.
She was a member of the LDS Third Ward.
Surviving are two sons and two daughters: Leslie G. Huit, George R Huit, Mrs. W. J. (Susan) Tribe, all of Ogden; Mrs. (Ethel) Milano, Beowana, Nev.; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three brothers, Charles, Parley and Elmer Taylor all of Plain City.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Lindquist and Sons Colonial Funeral Chapel by Bishop Delos Williams officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until hour of service.
Burial in the Plain City Cemetery. 

Sources
Obituary: Ogden Standard Examiner July 14, 1959
Picture:  Karen Delange
Marriage to Isaac: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324657 Batch M74693-5 Ref#19
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20109857
1880 US Census for Plain City, Utah Film 1255339 pg 480C Entry 1643 (listed as Hannah, age 4y)
1910 US Census for Union, Ada, Idaho page 6 (age 33)
1930 US Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah page 2B (age 53)

*Charles Ezra Taylor
Born 8 Mar 1879 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Married: Lillias Grieve 13 Aug 1902 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Children: Hannah, Thelma, Arvilla, Howard, Clark, Russel, Hugh, Anne
Died 10 Oct 1960 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried 13 Oct 1960 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
1880 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah Film 1255339 p 480C (as a 1y old son)
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah Film 1241688 page 8B (as a son)
1920 US Census for Weber county, Utah page 5 (age 40)
1930 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 51)
1940 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 61)
Picture: was a copy of a picture from my grandmother Taylor who married Clark, their son
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20130184
Hyrum Albert (Bert) Taylor
Born 1 Jun 1881 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Occupation: Farmer and Stock Raiser
Married Catherine Gibson 20 Dec 1905 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Selina, Floyd, Wheatly, Carl, June, Wayne, Kathy, Nana
Died 19 Feb 1949 Dee Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: Skin cancer metastasized to brain
Buried 22 Feb 1949 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74768-4 Film 1324672 Ref 2885
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah Film 1241688 page 8B (as a son)
1920 US Census forWeber County, Utah (age 39)
1930 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 48)
1940 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 58)
Utah Death Certificate
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Taylor&GSiman=1&GSsr=41&GScid=77393&GRid=18984856&
LDS Church Deceased member record
Ether Green Taylor
Born 2 Sep 1883 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Married:1) Gertrude Vause 6 Sep 1905 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Note:  Her surname on the record is Vance.  She died in Feb 1920
Children: Nolan, Vernal, Ralph, Royal, Harold, Wilmer 
2) Emeline (Emma) Taylor 28 Jul 1920 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Note:  Emma had been married before
Died 21 Mar 1957 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Buried 25 Mar 1957 Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
Picture:  Family Tree
Marriage to Gertrude:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74768-3 Film 1324671 Ref 2741
Marriage to Emma:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74769-3 Film 1324663 Ref 1891-1920
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah Film 1241688 page 8B (as a son)
1910 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 27)
1920 US Census for Weber County, Utah (age 35, with Gertrude)
1930 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 45, with Emma)
1940 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 56)
LDS Church Deceased member record
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Taylor&GSiman=1&GSsr=1&GScid=77393&GRid=20130275&
Parley P Taylor
Born 21 Feb 1887 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Occupation (1940) Farmer
Married 1) Elgia N Guthrie 26 Apr 1905 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children:  Thurman
2) Estella Dora Hodson 18 Feb 1907 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Children: Estella, Ruth, Idona, Grant, Kenneth
Died 17 May 1974 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Buried Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8B (as a son)
Marriage with Elgia: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74768-2 Film 1324670 Ref 2593
1910 US Census for Harrisville, Weber, Utah page 10 (age 32, with Elgia)
Marriage with Estella:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74768-7 Film 1324696 Ref #3403 p 162
1920 US Census for Weber County, Utah Sheet 3 (age 42)
Note:  Estellas name is misspelled as Ozuld
1930 US Census for Harrisville, Weber, Utah page 2A (age 53)
Note:  Estella's name is misspelled as Osula
Death: SS Death Index
1940 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 53)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20130600
Lester Grant Taylor
Born 6 Oct 1888 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Died 17 Jan 1891 Plain City, Weber, Utah
COD: Pneumonia
Sources
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120707040
Family Search

Elmer Arlen Taylor
Born 9 May 1892 Plain City, Weber, Utah
Occupation:  (1940) Farmer
Married Olive Laraine Hobson 27 Jan 1915 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Orell, Jack, Thora, Elmer (called Junior), Fern, Norda
Died 4 Jun 1967 Weber County, Utah
Buried:  Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah
Sources
1900 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah
Note:  He is incorrectly listed as Lester P, who is dead by this time
1910 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah page 8
1920 US Census Weber County, Utah Film 1821869 Page 6
1930 US Census for Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho Sheet 2B (age 37)
Draft Registration
Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Film 1324690 Batch M74773-8 Ref# cn7804 pg 459 No. H.
Death:  SSDeath Index
1940 US Census for Plain City, Weber, Utah (age 47)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20130151

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