James K. Taylor Family
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James Kenneth Taylor was born October 1st 1865 to John and Sarah Taylor in Shrewsbury Township, York County Pennsylvania. He was baptized January 3rd 1892 by Rev J.R. Jones of Innersville (known today as Spry) York County Pennsylvania. James died January 1st 1941, at the age of 76 years old. James was laid to rest in the Yoe Cemetery (6C 10), Yoe Borough, York Township, York County Pennsylvania.

James lived in Glen Rock Shrewsbury Township, Innerville, Paradise, and York, York Township, all in York County Pennsylvania. He also lived at 705 Chestnut Street in the city of York. In 1930 James owned is home, had a business, and worked for the York Daily.

James married Emma Jane Hengst [1]  on July 13th 1886 by Rev. Niles. They applied for the marriage license on July 10th 1886. [2]  Emma was born November 19th 1857. She died at 76 years, 8 months, and 26 days on August 14th 1934. She was laid to rest with her husband in the Yoe Union Cemetery (6C 10), Yoe Borough, York Township, York County Pennsylvania.

After Emma died, James may have married Margaret, [3]  who was 54 in 1940, and in 1935 lived in Fredrick County Maryland.

All of the James and Emma Taylor children's names, spelling, birth and baptized dates were obtained from the James and Emma Taylor Family Bible.  [4]  In 1920 Edna, Hellen, and Austin were the only children that were not living with the family.

i.    Ada Idella Taylor (in family photo) was born December 18th 1886, and baptized on February 27th 1887 by Rev Hengst in Paradise Pennsylvania.

ii.   Austin James Taylor (in family photo) was born April 7th 1889, and baptized on June 9th 1889 by Rev J.D. Killian.

iii.  Edna Grace Taylor was born July 3rd 1892, and baptized on August 20th 1892 by Rev Ed Keener. Edna married John J. Faller

iv.   Florence Estella Taylor was born November 21st 1894, and baptized on February 7th 1895 by Rev L. Dice. Florence married Erwin Edward Young on June 29th 1920 by Rev Harry Minisk.  [5] 

v.    Mabel Minerva Taylor (in family photo) was born April 21st 1896, and baptized on August 16th 1896 by Rev Ed Keener. Mabel married Earl Izer on November 8th 1924. [6] 

vi.   Helen May Taylor was born November 8th 1897, and died 8 hours after birth. Hellen was laid to rest in the Yoe Union Cemetery (6C 10),Yoe Borough York, York County Pennsylvania.

vii.  Emma Leonia Taylor (in family photo) was born December 22nd 1898, and baptized on September 18th 1900. Emma married Harry N. L. Shearer on November 30th 1922. [7] 

viii. Herold DeWitt Taylor (in family photo) was born February 17th 1901, and was baptized on March 16th 1901. Herold married Verna E. Rupp on June 27th 1922. [8] 

ix.   Dwight Clement Taylor (in family photo) was born January 9th 1903, and baptized on August 30th 1903. Dwight married Alverta. [9] 

x.    Kenneth Hengst Taylor (in family photo) was born February 22nd 1904, and baptized on October 4th 1905. Kenneth married Margaret M. [10] 

xi.   Margurite Doretha Taylor (in family photo) was born November 22nd 1905, and baptized on February 19th 1909. Margurite was married to Edward Melvin Weber Jr. on May 15th 1926. [11] 

xii.  Francis John Henry Taylor (in family photo) was born April 6th 1907, and baptized on February 14th 1909. Francis married Alverta I. Geesey of Dallastown on October 6th 1936 by T.H. Ressler. Francis was a printer at time of marriage.  [12]  Alverta was born about 1902 to Daniel L. Geesey and Mary J. William of Dallastown York County Pennsylvania.

Austin James Taylor (1889-1974)

Austin James Taylor was born April 17th 1889. He died July 1974, and was laid to rest in the Mt Rose Cemetery in the city of York, York County Pennsylvania. Austin married Bessie May Einsig, and they applied for their marriage license and married on the same day, September 2nd 1916.  [13] 

Austin and Bessie were laid to rest in the Mt. Rose Cemtery, section E, Lot 313, west 1/2, in space 3 and 4. (Austin is in space 4 and Bessie in space 3).

Austin and Bessie had three children.

i.    Mildred May Taylor was born April 1st 1918 in the city of York, York County Pennsylvania. She died July 17th 1919, and was laid to rest in the Mount Rose Cemetery, West 1/2 Lot 313, Section E Deed #498, York Pennsylvania.

ii.   Charlotte May Taylor was born 1919 in York, York County Pennsylvania. She married Donald Wilt, and they had two boys: Donald and Timothy Wilt.

iii.  Kenneth James Henry Taylor was born 1921 in York, York County Pennsylvania

Kenneth James Henry Taylor (1921-1998)

Kenneth (Bud) Henry James Taylor was born August 7th 1921 in the city of York, York County Pennsylvania. He was baptized February 18th 1922. Ken married Jane Alice Hines, who he later divorced in 1972. Ken would later meet and marry Maxine in 1978, who was born July 28th 1929, in Hanover, to Harry W. Livelsberger and Sadie J. Klunk. Ken was a printer, and later in life a janitor for the City of York School District. He would live near his sister on Albemarle Street, York Pennsylvania.

Ken died October 12th1998, and was laid to rest in the Mount Rose Cemetery, York, York County Pennsylvania. Ken and Jane Taylor lived in Mount Joy and Elizabethtown, Lancaster County Pennsylvania. While there they had two children.

i.    Janelle Aileen Taylor was born November 10th 1953 at the Lancaster City Hospital, Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Janelle attended Elizabethtown High School, and Shippensburg College in Shippensburg, Franklin County Pennsylvania. While there she met Robert (Boog) Calvin Graham, who she would later marry on October 13th 1977 in Hummelstown, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Together they had two sons: Justin Taylor Graham, and Ian Robert Graham. Janelle and Boog live in York Springs, York County Pennsylvania.

ii.   Susan Lynn Taylor was born December 16th 1954 at the Lancaster City Hospital, Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Sue attended Elizabethtown High School, and later married Steven Waller of Lancaster Pennsylvania. They live in Conestoga, Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Steve and Sue have two daughters: Mallory Waller, and Stephanie Waller

End Notes

[1.] Michael John Hengst (1731-1802), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs, PA, 17372

[2.]  Application #444, Book B, Page 195, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402.

[3.]  We only have an 1940 census record, and notes from James’s grandchildren on a second wife. We cannot find any other record on a second marriage.

[4.]  Copies of the bible can be obtained from the Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA. 17372

[5.] Marriage Application #34763, June 26th 1920, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[6.] Marriage Application #37781, November 28, 1922, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402.

[7.] Marriage Application #37325, June 27, 1922, Book 3L, Page 257, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[8.] Alverta’s name came from Charlotte Taylor-Wilt; James and Emma’s great-granddaughter to their son Austin Taylor.

[9.] Margaret M’s name came from Charlotte Taylor-Wilt, and Emma’s great-granddaughter to their son Austin Taylor.

[10.] Marriage Application #41904, May 15,1926, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[11.] Marriage Licenses, Book 3H, Page 77, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402

[12.] Application #29896, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402.

Bibliography

1. Genealogical Reports for The Historical Society of York County, Henry James Young, Director, Volume XXVI, pp. 225-277, Evidences of the Taylor Families of York County before the year 1850, published 1941, York County Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.

2. 1900 James Taylor Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1502; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 184; FHL microfilm: 1241502. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

3. 1900 Henry-Daniel Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1500; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 132; FHL microfilm: 1241500. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

4. 1910 Henry-Daniel Census: Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1433; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0042; Image: 525; FHL microfilm: 1375446. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

5. 1910 James Taylor census: Yoe, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1434; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0113; Image: 1103; FHL microfilm: 1375447. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

6. 1920 James K. Taylor Census: York Ward 11, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1669; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 141; Image: 941. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

7. 1930 James K. Taylor census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2167; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 116; Image: 808.0; FHL microfilm: 2341901. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

8. 1930 Francis Taylor Census: Dallastown, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3641; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 67-8. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

9. 1940 James K. Taylor Censes: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3646; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 67-147. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

10. 1940 Austin Taylor Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3646; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 67-147. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

11. 1940 Margaret Weber Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3646; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 67-147. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

12. 1940 Kenneth H. Taylor Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3644; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 67-100. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

13. 1940 Herald Taylor Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3646; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 67-151. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

14. 1940 Emma Shearer Census: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3480; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 22-15. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

15. 1940 Mabel Izer Census: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3646; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 67-153. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

16. 1940 Florence Young Census: Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland; Roll: T627_1524; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 4-424. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.