Clipped From Ames Daily Tribune
CHARLES TAYLOR J. Aged Ames Man Dies Here Saturday The last rites for Charles Edson Edson Taylor, 87 years old, a resident resident of Ames for 55 years, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Adams chapel. The Rev. H. S. Wilkinson , of the First Methodist church conducted services at the 1 chapel, and members members of the Masonic order, who attended the services in a body, held services at the grave in the Ames cemetery. Members of the order and of the Sons of the American Revolution served as pallbearers. Mr. Taylor died at 6:20 p. m. Saturday at his home at 206 Welch avenue. He had been in failing health for some time, and had been confined to his home for about a year. In 1868 -Mr. Taylor first came to Ames, and lived here for a short time. The town then numbered numbered less than 100 people. In 1876 he returned here -to make Ms permanent home, and lor a number of years was engaged in the grocery business in the firm of Stickney and Taylor, and later with the late K. W. Brown. ;'In later years he met with/.success in the carpenter trad^. From the age of 2~1, Mr. Taylor Taylor had been a Master Mason and was one of the organizers of Arcadia Arcadia Masonic lodge here, and of the San Antonio, Tex., lodge, now one of the largest in that .state. The building in which the Ames lodge was organized formerly stood at 216 Duff avenue, where the U. S. Griffith carpenter shop is now located. In the local lodge Mr. Taylor served as secretary secretary for a.number of years.