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William C. Taylor

William Calvin TAYLOR, died of heart disease, about 3 o'clock this 
morning, at his home, corner of Harrison and Casey streets, after 
an illness of several weeks duration. Deceased was born in Hamilton 
county, near Enfield, October 11, 1848, consequently was in the 51st 
year of his age at the time of death. He leaves a wife and family of 
seven children, Oscar, John, Ida, Walter, Ethel, Charlie, and Elise, 
to mourn his demise. 

For a number of years Mr. Taylor has suffered from periodical attacks 
of epilepsy, but as they were of not frequent occurence nor appeared 
to be of a very grave character neither himself nor him family realized 
the seriousness of his condition. About a month ago, however, he had an 
attack of unuseal severity which greatly alarmed his friends and family 
and after a consultation it was decided to take him to the Baptist Hospital 
in St. Louis in the hope tht he would be benefited by a systematic course 
of treatment at that institution. In this anticipation they were mistaken 
and after making an examination of his condition Mr. Taylor's family were 
informed by the superintendent of the hospital that a cure was impossible 
and that he could only live a short time. He remained in St. Louis about 
a week or ten days and having apparently regained some of his former 
strength, was brought home by his son Oscar, who remained at his bedside 
during his stay in the hospital. For a short time after coming home he 
seemed to improve rapidly but a reaction set in a few days ago and his 
decline became manifest to his family and friends. Yesterday his condition 
had grown very much worse and all hopes for his recovery was abandoned, 
although the efforts of his physician and family to bring about is recovery 
was not relaxed in the least. 

Deceased leaves a brother, Adam Taylor, living one mile west of Ina and 
a half brother and two half sisters residing in Hamilton county. Mr. Taylor 
was a member of the Baptist church and was well known in this city, where 
he conducted a hack and transfer business for many years. 

The funeral will be held at the family residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow 
afternoon, Rev. W. A. Browder officiating. The interment will be at Oakwood 

March 13, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News 
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Oct 21, 1997 

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