The father of our subject was P. H. Naylor, of whom a sketch appears elsewhere in this work. He is one of the prominent citizens of Morgan County, to which he came at an early day, and contributed largely to its growth and development. Our subject was reared to man's estate under the parental roof, and bred to farm pursuits, receiving his education in the common school His life passed comparatively quiet and uninterrupted until he was ready to establish a home of his own, and he was then married Feb. 18, 1875, to Miss Mary B. Burrus. Mrs. Naylor was born Feb, 18, 1856, in Morgan County, and is the daughter of Thomas Burrus, now a resident of Kansas.
To Mr. and Mrs. Naylor there has been born one child, a son, Jonathan L., Jan. 29, 1876. This boy, now a promising youth of thirteen years, is being given a good education, and as the only son will receive all the advantages which his parents are able to bestow upon him. Mr. Naylor cast his first Presidential vote for Hancock, and politically, is a sound Democrat. In his farming operations he is meeting with success. Besides carrying on general agriculture he is considerably interested in stock raising. He owns one-half of 240 acres of land in Cass County which is the source of a fair income. In religious matters he belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church in which he serves as Steward, and with his wife labors cheerfully as opportunity presents in the Master's vineyard. They have a pleasant and inviting home, and enjoy the acquaintance of a large circle of friends.