Monday, May 28, 2012

Truman B. Taylor

Truman Benjamin Taylor was born in 1846 on the farm that had been settled by his grandfather Jesse Taylor, an early pioneer who came from Connecticut in 1815 to settle on land in Perkins Township, Ohio. Truman's parents were Dennis and Phoebe Wright Taylor. Truman B. Taylor graduated from Sandusky High School in 1865, and went to college at the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York.

After college, he achieved success as a farmer and stock man in Perkins Township. He took Mary Jane Eddy as his wife in 1872, and in 1909 they built a lovely home on Wayne Street in Sandusky. Mr. Taylor was one of the organizers of the Citizens Banking Company, serving as its president for twenty-two years. He also had business interests in the American Crayon Company, the Lake Shore Electric system, and the Sandusky, Milan,and Norwalk Electric Railway. He was a charter member of the Perkins Grange.

Mrs. Taylor died on April 6, 1914, and Truman B. Taylor died on May 28, 1930. A lengthy obituary for Truman B. Taylor is found in the 1930 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK, housed at the Archives Research Center of the Sandusky Library. A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor is featured at the Sandusky History web site. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman B. Taylor was Burt Eddy Taylor, who went on to become very successful in developing real estate in Detroit, Michigan.

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