Sunday, July 28, 2013

Charles "Charley" and Susan Taylor

According to his death certificate, Charles "Charley" Taylor was born on January 14, 1856 in Virginia to Thomas and Amanda Taylor. By 1900, Charles Taylor and his wife Susan were residing in Sandusky, Ohio, where Charles worked as a waiter at a hotel. Later Charley was a porter at the New York Central Railroad station in Sandusky. Charles Taylor passed away on March 2, 1916, as a result of chronic liver trouble. Funeral services were held for Charles Taylor at the Taylor residence at 409 Hendry Street, as well as at the Second Baptist Church, under the auspices of the Grand Order of Odd Fellows. Rev. George Smith officiated, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers for Charles "Charley" Taylor were: George Taylor, William Jones, Luther Jones, Charles Jones, David Anderson, and William Alexander. An article in the March 4, 1916 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal reported that the funeral for Charles Taylor was largely attended, and many beautiful floral offerings were contributed. Mrs. Susan Taylor passed away on July 28, 1929, after battling heart disease. She was buried next to her dear husband Charley at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

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