Obituary – Mrs. Roxy Ann Taylor
The East Liverpool Tribune
Mrs. Roxy Ann Taylor
Mrs. Roxy Ann Taylor, aged ninety-one years, died at her home, 163 Jackson street Monday morning (April 4, 1900). Deceased with the mother of Col. John N. Taylor. Old age was the cause of death. Funeral services were held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Dr. Clark Crawford officiating. Interment was made in the Riverview cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Western Reserve May 7, 1809. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Brainard and a sister of John Brainard, who was connected with the patent office at Washington for a number of years.
With the death of Mrs. Taylor only one member of the Brainard family remains, Mrs. Olive Silliman, of Chester, W. Va., aged 89 years. In 1832 she was married to Thomas Barry Taylor, and in 1852 they moved to this city, where Mr. Taylor engaged in business. To their union nine children were born, four of which died quite young. Those now living are Col. John N. Taylor, Mrs. Elizabeth O. Smith and Arthur Taylor.
Mrs. Taylor was a charter member of the Methodist Protestant church, and with her death the last charter member has passed away. She was a devout Christian and was always interested in church work.
Mrs. McMillan, a sister of Mrs. Taylor, died in January at an advanced age.