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Descendants of James Taylor (unknown birth & death dates;
married 23 or 25, 1821) and Ann Peter (unknown birth & death dates)

Third Generation

14. Anne Taylor . Daughter of William Taylor & Margaret Atcheson. Born 18 Dec 1868 in Harvey. Christen 21 Mar 1869 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 Jan 1954 in San Antonio, Texas. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Nurse.

    From newspaper obituary - 1954:

    Mrs David G. Taylor

    Harvey Station -- Friends throughout the Province learned with regret of the sudden death of Mrs David G. Taylor which occurred at her home in San Antonio, Texas.   Though in poor health for some time Mrs Taylor led an active life and had spent last summer at her home at Harvey Station.

    Anne Taylor was born at Harvey Station, a daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Atcheson) Taylor.   Her girlhood was spent in New Brunswick, after which she entered a training school for Nurses in Boston, Mass.   Following her graduation she practiced her profession in Massachusetts and later in Texas, where in San Antonio she was associated with her sister, Mrs Walthall, in operating the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital for many years.

    In 1930 she married David Grant Taylor of Boston, Mass., Mr Taylor passed away in August, 1951.   While in Harvey where their summers were spent, the Taylor home was noted for the hospitality.   Mrs Taylor was a member of the Episcopal Church, the W.M.S., of St. Andrew's United Church, Harvey, the Harvey Improvement Association and many organizations in San Antonio.

    Following a funeral service in San Antonio, the body was brought to Harvey Station for burial, accompanied by Mrs Taylor's only sister, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall and Dr. Marjorie Walthall.   Service was held in St. James' United Church, conducted by Rev. John Rose.   Two selections, "Unto the Hills" and "Abide With Me", were sung by the choir, and "Crossing the Bar", as a solo by Purdy Cougle of Woodstock.

    The pallbearers were Andrew McCullough, Gray McCullough, Maurice Lister, Marshall Robison, Clarence Little and Leonard Jamieson.

    Many floral tributes were mute evidence of the high esteem felt for Mrs Taylor, who will be missed by a large circle of friends.   Burial took place in Harvey Cemetery under the direction of funeral director Harry Swan.

    She married David Grant Taylor, son of James Taylor & Ann Grant, Aug 1930 in Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. Born 28 Feb 1866 in Inverarity And Methy, Angus, Scotland. Died 31 Aug 1951 in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    From newspaper item which appeared in a scrapbook, the newspaper was not identified, and date not recorded:


    Memorial to Late John W. Taylor is Formally Opened

    Harvey Station, York Co., July 31 -- Another milestone in the history of this small community was reached last Friday, when, before 400 people, the Taylor Memorial Hall was dedicated.   The service was led by the chairman, D. G. Taylor, who outlined the organization of the Harvey Improvement Association, under whose auspices the erection of the hall has been carried on.   He laid stress on the fact that it was chiefly through the co-operation of the people, not only in the village but also in the outlying districts of Manners Sutton and York Mills, that this hall was built.

    Rev. J. F. McKay, McAdam, gave a pleasing address, and recalled to memory John W. Taylor, in whose honor and memory the hall has been built and dedicated.   He spoke of the sterling qualities of Mr Taylor.

    Dr. B. H. Dougan, M.L.A., recalled the occasion of his first coming to Harvey, 30 years ago.   Then a young doctor, he was given by a friend in Fredericton a list of names of people in Harvey to whom he might go as a stranger for advice and information, and at the head of this list was the name of Mr Taylor, who later became his life-long friend.   Rev. George E. Knight followed with a short address, and Re. Alex MacKay led in prayer.

    Dr. Dougan took the chair and a vote of thanks was extended to Mr and Mrs D. G. Taylor and Mrs Walthall, San Antonio, Texas, for the generous contributions they had made toward the hall, they having contributed in the vicinity of $2,700.   The late John W. Taylor was a brother of Mrs Taylor and Mrs Walthall.   D. G. Taylor replied.   The program was then taken over by McDuff and Copeland, Scottish entertainers, and a pleasant evening was enjoyed.

    Harvey now has a community hall of which any place might be proud, and adjoining it is a large play ground and ball field, all of which are due to the direct efforts of Mr and Mrs D. G. Taylor.

    From newspaper obituary - 1951:

    David G. Taylor Of Harvey Dies In 86th Year

    The community was saddened when a well known summer resident, David Grant Taylor, of San Antonio, Texas, passed to his rest at Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, Aug 31.

    Arriving in Harvey early this summer with Mrs Taylor and other relatives, Mr Taylor was stricken by an illness which gradually became worse.   He was a patient for a short time in Harvey Community Hospital before being removed to Fredericton.   On the morning of his death he underwent an operation and his sudden passing later in the day came as a severe shock to his relatives and friends.

               Here At Age 22

    Mr Taylor was born in Forfar, Scotland, Feb 28, 1866, one of a family of seven children of James and Ann (Grant) Taylor.   At the age of 22 he came to Canada, arriving in Harvey Station where many relatives had settled earlier.

    He soon obtained work on the Suspension Bridge at Saint John and when this job was completed went to Ontario and later to Boston where he was on the executive staff of the hardware firm of Austin and Doten, later Austin and Hastings, until his retirement in 1929.

    On Christmas Day, 1894, he was united in marriage with Margaret Robison, daughter of Mr and Mrs Marshall Robison, of Harvey Station.   They lived in Boston until Mrs Taylor's death in 1928, when he returned to his old home in Scotland for a visit of several months.   Returning to Canada he built a home at Harvey Station where he lived until his marriage in 1930 to Miss Anne Taylor of San Antoino, Texas.   Since that time he and Mrs Taylor had been regular summer visitors to Harvey where their home has always been noted for its hospitality.

              Valued Citizen

    Mr Taylor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, East Boston, and was prominent in all branches of the work of the church.   He was a lover of all things good and was always trying to better the lot of those less fortunate than he.   For many years he contributed many fine poems to leading Boston newspapers.   He was the founder of the Harvey Improvement Association and its first president, and was honorary president at the time of his death.   He was instrumental in carrying out numerous public projects, one of which was the improvement in the appearance of Harvey Cemetery.

    Mr Taylor is survived by his wife, one sister, Miss Sarah Taylor, of Canoustie, Scotland; a sister-in-law, Mrs Thomas J. Walthall, of San Antonio, Texas, at present in Harvey; a brother-in-law, John Petrie, Edzell, Scotland; three grand nieces and a grand nephew all in Scotland.

              Funeral Sunday

    The largely attended funeral was held Sunday afternoon Sept 2, at 2.30 o'clock, at St. James United Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John L. Rose, assisted by Rev. Atholl H. Sproule of Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey.

    The bearers were James Ritchie, Marshall Robison, Jack Coburn, Sydney MacLean, Karl Byers and Daryl Murray.   Interment took place in the Harvey Cemetery.   The floral tributes were beautiful.

    Among those attending the funeral were Mr and Mrs Leonard J. Gay, Sussex; Mr and Mrs Urban Caulfield, Grand Bay; Mr and Mrs Atcheson, Houlton; and Mr and Mrs Purdy Cougle, Woodstock.

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