Obit: Taylor, Charles R. (1843 - 1919)
Surnames: TAYLOR GILSON JOHNSON
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 05/29/1919
Taylor, Charles R. (20 FEB 1843 - 19 MAY 1919)
Charles Reeves Taylor was born at Geneseo, Livingston Co., N.Y. Feb. 20, 1843. In 1846 he came with the family to East Troy, Wis., and later moved to Barton, Washington Co., where he lived a few years, then moved to Newburgh, Wis., and entered the furniture factory, where he learned the turners trade. On Sept. 16, 1861 he went to Ripon, Wis. and enlisted in Co. C 1st Wis. Cavalry for a term of three years. He served in the battles of Bloomfield, Chickumauga, Anderson Cross Roads and several others, was honorably discharged Sept. 16, 1864 by reason of expiration of term of Service.
On Dec. 3, 1867 he was united in marriage to Olive A. Gilson of Newburgh, Wis., and in the fall of 1872 he entered a homestead claim 5 1/2 miles east of Colby, Wis., on the Eau Plein River, after proving his claim he moved to Colby, Wis., where he put in a stock of furniture and undertaking. He served as school clerk and clerk of the city of Colby for several years. After the death of his wife June 12, 1901, he sold out and moved to Loyal, Clark County, Wis. to live with his son Clarence. He died May 19, 1919, at the age of 76 years.
There are left to mourn his loss, two sons, Clarence M. of Loyal, Wis., and Roy G. of North Dakota, and one daughter, Mrs. Ione Johnson of New London, five grandchildren and three sisters, besides other relatives.
While death was not unexpected yet it came as a shock to everyone for he seemed in usual health of late. Mr. Taylor was a good citizen and a man that had the respect of everyone. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on May 23 at 2 p.m., Rev. E. E. Strevey officiating. He was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery.
The sympathy of many friends is extended to the members of this family in their bereavement.
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