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Charles W. Taylor

TAYLOR, Charles W., serving at present as Sheriff of McDonough County, Ill., and also engaged in agricultural pursuits, was born in Chester County, Pa., February 20, 1849. His parents were William W. and Hannah (Pyle) Taylor, natives of Chester County, Pa., the mother being a daughter of James Pyle, of that county. They came to Bloomington, Ill., in 1869 and remained there one year, when they moved to McDonough County, where the father pursued the occupation of a farmer, having purchased a farm in Scotland Township. Charles W. Taylor received his early education in the public schools and in the military school at Westchester, Pa. He went to Ohio at the age of seventeen years, and after working five years at the carpenter's trade came to Macomb, Ill., where he was engaged in the same line of work for two years. Then he spent four years in the meat business, after which he bought a farm in Summit Township, where he lived eighteen years.

Mr. Taylor was first married in 1870, to Laura Miller, who was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, and there received her schooling. She died February 14, 1893. His second marriage occurred in November, 1898. The children of the family are: William, Jessie, Maud, Marie, Leroy and Walter. In politics, Mr. Taylor is a Republican. He served as Highway Commissioner of Summit Township for eight years, and was elected Sheriff of McDonough County in November, 1902, his term expiring in 1906. Fraternally, Mr. Taylor is a member of the Masonic order (Macomb Lodge No. 17), and the I. O. O. F. (Macomb Lodge No. 145).

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1016, extracted 07 Aug 2020 by Norma Hass.

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