Wednesday, February 15, 2012
According to her death certificate, Flora Taylor was born in South Carolina to Arthur and Ella (Banks) Latimer. In the 1910 U.S. Census, Flora is a young infant living with her parents and three older sisters in Oconee County, South Carolina. By the 1930's, the Latimer family had moved to Sandusky, Ohio, where Flora's father worked at a foundry. Flora Irene Taylor died on February 15, 1952, as a result of heart disease. She was survived by two sons, Henry and Leonard; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Quinn; three brothers and three sisters. Prior to becoming ill, Mrs. Taylor had been employed by the Philco Corporation. Funeral services for Flora I. Taylor were held at St. Stephen's A.M.E. Church, with Rev. E. B. Jordan officiating. Burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.
The tombstone of Flora I. Taylor features an angel looking upward, and the word Mother is inscribed above her name.