Taylor Photos

Submitted by Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Hannah Taylor Hepner

Hannah (Taylor) Taylor Hepner

was born November 4, 1826 to Elijah and Mary Malona Taylor. She married her cousin Joshua Taylor on April 21, 1844. They were the parents of William James, Anna Maria, Oliver P., Mary Alice, Almeda, Elijah A. "Lige", Sara Isabelle, Cora Hester and Matilda.  He died February 20, 1862, and is buried in Meriden Cemetery in Meriden, Kansas.  She second married Henry Hepner in 1864, and divorced him in 1869.  She died February 20, 1919.  She is buried in Meriden Cemetery in Meriden, Kansas. 

Aunt Meady Taylor

Almeda "Meady" Taylor
was born in 1853 in Indiana to Joshua and Hannah Taylor.  Her parents moved their family to Kansas around 1856, by covered wagon.  Little is known  about her life.  According to 1920 Census records, she was listed as a State Hospital Patient in Labette, Kansas.
Virginia & James TaylorVirginia & James Taylor

Virginia Anne Elizabeth Denisiuk Taylor was born March 23, 1940 at home in Blairsville, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Thelma Marie Piper Denisiuk.  Around 1946, her parents moved their family to the Gary, Indiana area.  As a youngster, and through her early teen years, she played the accordian with her father on local radio stations.   In 1957, she met the love of her life, James Waldon Taylor, and they wed April 3, 1958 in the Church of Christ in Hobart, Indiana.  She also graduated in 1958 from Calumet High School, and had her future father-in-law as a history teacher.  Shortly after they wed, they moved to the home of her husband's grandfather who passed away the year before.  They remained there a brief time before returing to the Crown Point area until 1967, when they returned to the Hillsdale area.  Around 1969 they moved to St. Bernice, and moved again in 1971 to Terre Haute.  They remained there until their youngest child graduated from school when they moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 1985.  They were the parents of four children.  For most of her married life she remained a stay-at-home mom, but did take part-time jobs selling jewelry and Tupperware, and sometimes as a waitress.  She loved people, and never met a stranger.  It was not uncommon for her to just start talking to different people in grocery stores, and starting up lasting friendships.  She died October 7, 1989 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina from a blood clot.  She is buried in Killian Baptist Church Cemetery.