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Passed away last night after a Protracted Illness.

Mrs. John T. Taylor died at 11:20 last night at her home on Federal street, after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Taylor was before marriage Miss Sarah Jones, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Mrs. Susan Walker Jones, her father being a well known Methodist minister. She was married to Mr. John T. Taylor on September 28, 1854. At the time of her death she was seventy-six years of age, having been born in Lynchburg October 6, 1832. All her life with the exception of a few years was spent in Lynchburg, where she has a host of friends who will mourn her death.
Mrs. Taylor was a devoted Christian, spending much of her time working for the church. Early in life she joined Court Street Methodist church but later changed her membership to Rivermont Avenue Church, where she belived she could be of more service to the cause of the Master. She was a devoted mother, a loving wife and beloved by all who knew her. Five years ago she and her husband celebrated their golden wedding, all of her children, with the exception of one, being present.
Early yesterday Mrs. Taylor foresaw that death would soon overtake her, and callling her family around her gave minutte instructions as to the conduct of her funeral. She is survived by her husband, Mr. John T. Taylor, the well known tobacconist, and seven children, three daughters and four sons, as follows: Mrs. H. A. Hawkins, of Richmond: Mrs. E. Lee Slaughter, of Roanoke: Mrs. S. F. Poindexter, of this city, and Messrs. Oscar H., of Rawhide, Nev; Arthur H., of Danville., Daniel L. and John Osborne Taylor, of this city.
The funeral arangements will be announced later.



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TAYLOR--The funeral services of Mrs. John T. Taylor will take place from her late residence, 77 Federal street, this (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend.

Submitted by: Armand and Valerie Pena