Harry W Taylor Died The Wilkes-Barre Record (Wilkes-Barre) 11-23-1939
Police Chiefs Father Succumbs Succumbs At Hospital Was Lifelong Resident Of City Harry W. Taylor, father of Chief of Police Russell Taylor, will be buried with services at the family home, 27 Sheldon street, Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Martyn D. Keeler, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Huntington Mills Cemetery. Cemetery. Mr. Taylor, 72, died yesterday afternoon at 2:40 at Homeopathic Hospital, of complications. Mr. Taylor was admitted to the hospital November 13, and up to that time had been in comparatively good health despite his advanced years. For some time he had been employed as engineer at the court house and with many other Republican Republican employes losthls position a month ago. Born in Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Mr. Taylor attended the public school of the city and when a young man was employed by Bertels Metalware Company, and was advanced to the position of superintendent, and held this executive office for a number of years. Some years ago Mr. Taylor became became associated with Auto Accessory Accessory stores and was with this organization organization for some time. Of late he had been employed at the court house. Mr. Taylor took an active interest in civic and community affairs and Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Jr. O. U. A. M. and was a faithful member of First Knights of Malta. He was married 51 years ago to Elizabeth Johnson, who survives, together with two sons and two daughters. He and Mrs. Taylor observed observed their golden wedding anniversary anniversary November 8, 1938. Surviving children, in addition to Chief of Police Taylor, are Earl Taylor, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Mrs. Roger Phillips, Kingston, and Mrs. Thomas Nicholson, Trucksville.