Search Dewey County OKGenWeb ITGenWeb OKArchives USArchives USGenWeb
OKGenWeb    Dewey County    USGenWeb


The Leedey Star, Leedey, Oklahoma, Wednesday, March 23, 1955, Volume XX, No. 17, Front Page, Column 3.

W. A. Taylor, son of Jacob and Sarah Taylor, was born May 13, 1880 near Stillwater, Ky. He departed this life March 13, 1955 at his home in Leedey, having lived 74 years and 10 months.
He came to Oklahoma in February 1905. On June 25, 1907 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Mae Leedy at Grand, Oklahoma. With the exception of a short period of residence at Silver Dale, Kan., they lived in this section of Oklahoma all their married life. Nine children blessed this union. One daughter, Loma, preceded him in death during their residence in Silver Dale, Kan., in 1912.
Easter Sunday 1952, Mr. Taylor was baptized into the fellowship of the First Baptist church, S.B.C., in Leedey.
Before his stroke of paralysis a few years ago, Mr. Taylor, had farmed and done carpenter work for a livelihood.
Funeral services were in First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, with the pastor, Rev. Frank A. Renfro, in charge, assisted by Elmer Shackelford of Woodward.
Surviving him are his wife; five daughters, Jewel Barnes of Shamrock, Okla., Iola Walker of Elma, Wash., Madge Boon of Oklahoma City; Rose Meyer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Betty Zane Clark of South Hill, Va.; three sons, Clarence of Seattle, Wash., Hoover of McPherson, Kan., and John J. of Granite City, Ill.; one sister, Cora Davidson of Irving, Ky.; one brother, Leonard Taylor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and 24 grandchildren, also many friends.
He was a loving husband and father, and a friend to all. To know him was to love him.

We wish to express our extreme appreciation for the countless kindnesses and courtesies shown during the long illness and following the death of our loved one. From the depths of our hearts we thank each of the ladies who served the dinner, others who brought food, those who sent the beautiful flowers and offered kind sweet words of sympathy, written and spoken. These will be sacred memories, always.
Mrs. Will A. Taylor and Family

Column 3...Here for Taylor Funeral
Out-of-town friends attending the Will Taylor funeral here last Thursday were: M/M Wm. Meyer of Enid; M/M George Hopkins of Chickasha; and M/M Kenneth Cornforth of Bartlesville. Relatives present were: Clarence Taylor of Seattle, Wash.; M/M Hoover Taylor and family of McPherson, Kan.; M/M Gene Barnes and family of Shamrock, Okla.; M/M Alfred Boone and family of Oklahoma City; M/M John Taylor of Granite City, Illinois; Mrs. Bill Meyer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Richard Clark of Sout Hill, Va.

The Leedey Star, Leedey, Oklahoma, Thursday, September 30, 1976, Volume 44, No. 25, Page 1, Column 5....

Elizabeth Mae Taylor Rites Held

Elizabeth Mae Taylor was born Feburary 18, 1890 at Monticello, Illinois to Amos and Sarah Hunter Leedy and passed from this life on September 19, 1976 at the Vici Nursing Home, Vici, Oklahoma. Mrs. Taylor was 86 years 7 months and 2 days of age.

Elizabeth began her schooling in Illinois at the age of 14. She came to Oklahoma and lived with her older brother at Grand, Oklahoma, where she finished her education. While living at Grand she met her future husband and on June 25, 1907, Elizabeth was united in marriage to William Andrew Taylor at Grand. To this most happy union nine children were born. The young couple established their first home at Grand where Mr. Taylor operated a livery stable. They then moved to Silverdale, Kansas and lived there a short while. The family then returned to Leedey where Mr. Taylor worked for some of the area ranchers. In 1922 the family moved to the Trail community where they lived for a number of years and then they returned to Leedey to make this their home for the remaining years.

Mrs. Taylor was baptized at an early age and joined the Baptist church. She was an active member of the Leedey Baptist church and took much delight in her Gleaner's Sunday School Class. Her pastime was spent writing poetry and sewing for her family. The heritage of the community meant much to her since her father, Amos Leedy operated the first trading post in the area and served as the first postmaster and the town of Leedey was named after her father. This very kind and loving woman will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, 4 brothers, her beloved husband and two children, Loma and John. Thos remaining to cherish her memory include five daughters, Jewel Barnes of Santa Rosa, New Mexico; Madge Spencer of Oklahoma City; Rose Meyer of Baltimore, Maryland; Betty Clark of South Hill, Virginia; Iola Walker of Elma, Washington; two sons, Clarence Taylor of Anchorage, Alaska; Hoover Taylor of McPherson, Kansas; 37 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and a number of friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Taylor were held Wednesday, September 22, 1976, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Leedey, Oklahoma. Officiating minister was Rev. Ron Argo. Casket bearers were Harry Jones, Ernest Craig, James Logan, Edwin West, Claude West and John McFarland. Interment will follow in Trail cemetery north of Leedey.