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Adam Walker "Add" Taylor was born August 15, 1882, in Lisbon Twp., Saint Lawrence Co., NY, and died September 23, 1956, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, at age 74. He is the son of John W. Taylor of Lisbon Twp., Saint Lawrence Co., NY, and Margaret A. "Maggie" Walker of New York.

Alisemon Emily Abbey was born September 4, 1885, Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND, and died October 4, 1973, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, at age 88. She is the daughter of Abner Nathaniel Abbey of Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West, and Emma Gilby of St. John Parish, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England.

Adam Walker "Add" Taylor and Alisemon Emily Abbey were married October 11, 1916, at the home of the bride's parents in Grand Forks Co., ND.

Adam Walker "Add" Taylor and Alisemon Emily (Abbey) Taylor had four children:

  1. Robert Charles Taylor: Born April 1, 1917, in Malta, Phillips Co., MT; Died February 22, 2000, at Grand Islander Healthcare Center, Middletown, Newport Co., RI (age 82). Buried in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Newport Co., RI. Married March 1, 1944, at St. Mary's Church, Newport, Newport Co., RI, to Winifred Mary "Wyni" Barker: Born May 27, 1924, in Middletown, Newport Co., RI; Died December 31, 2009, in Newport Hospital, Newport, Newport Co., RI (age 85). Buried in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Newport Co., RI. Five children, all born in Newport, Newport Co., RI: Robert Charles Taylor Jr.; John Barker "Jackie" Taylor; James Michael Taylor, born July 12, 1952; Brian Alan Taylor; and Colleen Ann Taylor. Parents: Benjamin Barker of Rhode Island and Winifred Staunton of Ireland.
  2. Dorothy Emma Taylor: Born June 4, 1921, in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND; Died March 22, 2006, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 84). Married July 27, 1956, at the Women's Club Building, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, to Wallace Henry "Wally" Hermanson: Born May 7, 1920, in Gary, Strand Twp., Norman Co., MN; Died July 23, 2006, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 86). Buried in First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co., MN.
  3. Margaret Jean Taylor: Born May 27, 1924, in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. To be interred in Olympic View Columbarium, Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King Co., WA. Married to David Edward Peterson: Born April 6, 1923, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA; Died January 9, 1997, in Unknown (age 73). Inurnment in Olympic View Columbarium, Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King Co., WA. Lived in Ramsey Co., MN, then Bellevue, WA; and then Renton, WA.
  4. Donald Walker "Don" Taylor: Born September 5, 1926, in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND; Died May 25, 2012, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA (age 85). Buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Enlisted on July 24, 1944, in Providence, RI, as an unmarried Private. Married September 16, 1950, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Auburn, King Co., WA, to Dorotha Mae Rafter: Born May 31, 1926 in Unknown.



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Donald Walker "Don" Taylor is buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


David Edward Peterson and Margaret Jean (Taylor) Peterson are interred in Olympic View Columbarium, Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King Co., WA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Wallace Henry "Wally" Hermanson is buried in First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co., MN. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Adam Walker "Add" Taylor was born August 15, 1882, in Lisbon Twp., Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

Alisemon Emily Abbey was born September 4, 1885, in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 27, 1900, shows Abner Abbey (age 50) born August 1849 in Canada is a farmer living in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. His wife Emma Abbey (age 52) born June 1848 in England is living there, as well as their daughter Aliecmon Abbey (age 14) born September 1885 and son Charles Abbey (age 12) born September 1887. Both of their children born in North Dakota. Abner is shown as coming to the USA from Canada in 1870. Emma was shown as coming to the USA from England in 1882.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows John W. Taylor (age 50) born September 1849 in New York to New York-born parents with all 7 children living and first married at age 24 is a widower and farmer owner living in Lisbon Twp., St. Lawrence Co., NY. Living with him are his unmarried children, all born in New York to New York-born parents: Anna M. Taylor (age 23) born December 1876; Bessie E. Taylor (age 21) born January 1879; Robert E. Taylor (age 19) born October 1880 a farm laborer; Adam W. Taylor (age 17) born August 1882 a farm laborer; Janetta Taylor (age 15) born December 1884; Edna C. Taylor (age 14) born December 1885; and Maggie A. Taylor (age 9) born August 1890. Wallace Vietch and family lived on the adjacent farm, and were related to the Taylors.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1910, shows Abner Abby (age 60) born in Canada to Pennsylvania and Irish-born parents and emigrating in 1870 and naturalized is a farmer (own income) living in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Emma Abby (age 62) born in England to English-born parents and emigrating in 1882. Also living there is their unmarried daughter Alisemon E. Abby (age 24) born in North Dakota of Canadian and English-born parents. Both of their children are living.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 3, 1910, shows John W. Taylor (age 60) born in New York to New York-born parents is a widowed farmer renting his own farm in Johnstown Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. Living with him are his unmarried children, all born in New York to New York-born parents: Ana M. Taylor (age 33); Bessie E. Taylor (age 31); Robbert E. Taylor (age 29) a laborer on the home farm; and Adan W. Taylor (age 27) a laborer on the home farm.


Accession/Serial #:

435584  

BLM Serial #:

MTGLS 0009568

 
 

Names

Patentee:

ADAM W TAYLOR

 

Survey

State:

MONTANA

Acres:

227.34

Metes/Bounds:

No

Title Transfer

Issue Date:

10/13/1914

Land Office:

Glasgow

Cancelled:

No

U.S. Reservations:

Yes

Mineral Reservations:

No

Authority:

May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)

 

Document Numbers

Document Nr.:

09568

Misc. Doc. Nr.:

0

Accession/Serial Nr.:

435584

BLM Serial Nr.:

MTGLS 0009568


 

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Phillips 

 

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7/ 

28-N 

31-E 

No 

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Phillips 

 

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No 

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The 1915 North Dakota State Census taken on April 1, 1915, shows Abner Abby (age 65) born in United States is living in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. Living with him are: Emma Abby (age 66) born in United States; and Elisman Abby (age 29) born in United States.

Adam Walker "Add" Taylor and Alisemon Emily Abbey were married October 11, 1916, at the home of the bride's parents in Grand Forks Co., ND.


The Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, ND, October 11, 1916

WEDDINGS - ENGAGEMENTS

Today at the home of the bride's parents in Gilby will occur the marriage of Miss Aliseman Abbey and Adam W. Taylor of Malta, Mont. Miss Abbey is well known here, having visited with friends in the city on several occasions.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Adam Walker Taylor, age 36, born August 15, 1882, is a Farmer, and is iving in Malta, Phillips Co., MT.


Adam Walker Taylor's WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 29, 1920, shows Adam W. Taylor (age 37) born in New York to New York parents is a Farmer owner living in School District #28, Phillips Co., MT. Living with him is his wife, Alisemon E. Taylor (age 34) born in North Dakota to Ontario, Canada and English parents. Also living there is their son: Robert C. Taylor (age 2 6/12), born in Montana. Two adjacent residences related farmer-owners: Add Taylor's father, John W. Taylor (age 70) born in New York to New York-born parents who is married (actually is a widower), and Add Taylor's sister, Anna M. Taylor (age 43) born in New York to New York-born parents who is single.

David Edward Peterson was born April 6, 1923, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

Margaret Jean Taylor was born May 27, 1924, in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND.

The 1925 North Dakota State Census taken on April 1, 1925, shows Abner Abbey (age 76) born in a Foreign Country is living in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. Living with him is Emma Abbey (age 77) born in a Foreign Country. The A. W. Taylor family lives adjacent to them.

The 1925 North Dakota State Census taken on April 1, 1925, shows A. W. Taylor (age 42) is living in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. Living with him is Alisemon Taylor (age 39). Also living there are: Robert Taylor (age 8); Dorthy Tayor (age 4); and Jean Tatlor (age 1). The Abner Abbey family lives adjacent to them.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 5, 1930, shows Adam W. Taylor (age 47) born in New York to New York parents is a farm owner living in Richwood Twp., Becker Co., MN. Living with him is his wife Alisemon E. Taylor (age 44) born in North Dakota to Canadian and English parents. Adam was first married at age 34 and Alisemon at age 30. Also living there are his children: Robert C. Taylor (age 13) born in Montana; Dorothy A. Taylor (age 8) born in North Dakota; Margaret A. Taylor (age 5 10/12) born in North Dakota; and Donald W. Taylor (age 3 6/12) born in North Dakota.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 5, 1940, shows Adam W. Taylor (age 57) born in New York, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of High School, is a married Farming Farmer who rents his farm for $4/month and is living in Richwood Twp., Becker Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Alisemon Taylor (age 54) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of High School; his unmarried son, Robert Taylor (age 23) born in Montana, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of College; his unmarried daughter, Dorothy Taylor (age 18) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School; his unmarried daughter, Jean Taylor (age 15) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School; and his unmarried son, Donald Taylor (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 6 years of School.

Robert Charles Taylor and Winifred Mary "Wyni" Barker were married March 1, 1944, at St. Mary's Church, Newport, Newport Co., RI.


The Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport Co., RI, Friday, March 3, 1944

WINIFRED BARKER WED TO ROBERT C. TAYLOR

Marriage to Marine Corps Lieutenant Takes Place in St. Mary's Church

The marriage of Miss Winifred Mary Barker of 41 Pelham street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Barker, to Lieutenant Robert Charles Taylor, U. S. M. C., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Taylor of Frazee, Minn., took place Wednesday in St. Mary's Church, the Rev. John F. O'Rourke officiating. Attending the bride were Miss Helen Stanton of Attleboro, Mass., as maid of honor, and Miss Rosaline Nagle of this city as bridesmaid, both cousins of the bride. Beverley Ann Barker, sister of the bride, and Claire Nagle were the flower girls. Lieutenant Frank Carney was best man and the ushers were Lieutenant Thomas Donahue and Lieutenant Bragdon Hanson. The bride's gown was of white satin and chantilly lace, with sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, and long train on the full skirt. Her full length veil was crowned with orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of Gardenias. The maid of honor and bridesmaid wore gowns of pink and blue, fashioned in the same manner of mousseline de sole and taffeta, and wore matching hats of net and orange blossoms. They carried spring flowers. The flower girls wore pink and blue taffeta and carried old-fashioned bouquets. A breakfast was held at the Hotel Viking. The couple will stop in New York and Frazee on the way to Oceanside, Cal., where Lieutenant Taylor is stationed. Mrs. Taylor is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School and the Newport Secretarial School, and had been employed by the War Finance Commission here. The groom has been stationed at the Marine Barracks here for nearly a year. He was graduated from Detroit Lakes, Minn. High School and Moorhead State College, receiving a bachelor of science degree.


Donald Walker "Don" Taylor and Dorotha M. Rafter were married September 16, 1950, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Auburn, King Co., WA.


Donald Walker "Don" Taylor and Dorotha M. Rafter Marriage Record.


The Newport Daily News, Newport, Newport Co., RI, September 6, 1952

MAJOR TAYLOR RETURNING

Maj. Robert C. Taylor, USMC, of 74 Spring St. is due home Monday after seven and a half months duty in Korea, where he was adjutant of the 11th Marine Regiment, part of the First Division. He came by plane from Korea and landed in San Francisco Tuesday. A veteran of combat at Peleliu during World War 2, he was an organizer of the local Marine Reserve unit, and was employed here at the Sears-Roebuck Co. store. Major Taylor is married to the former Winifred Barker and they have three sons, Robert Jr., John and James. He went on active duty at the start of the Korean war and was in combat during the first three months of his tour there.


The Newport Daily News, Newport, Newport Co., RI, November 16, 1952

Major Taylor Replaces Capt. Donald K. Trescott

Maj. Robert C. Taylor, USMC, of 74 Spring St. took over command of the 1st 155MM Howitzer Battery, Marine Corps Reserve, in ceremonies at the Marine Barracks Naval Base, last night. The Newport officer succeeded Capt. Donald K. Trescott, USMC. The Newport unit, which now has more than 50 per cent of its authorized strength, heard Major Taylor commend it on its fine record. Plans are underway, he said, to recruit the battery to full strength. It last was at full strength hen called into active duty by the Korean conflict in August, 1950. Captain Trescott has been in command since its reactivation last March 6, and has built it to its present strength. He will assume new duties with a Marine Reserve unit in Providence. Major Taylor, a former high school teacher in Minnesota, is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean action. He took part in the Pacific. In 1947 he became Marine Corps recruiting officer in this area.

Sent To Korea

A member of the 155 MM Howitzer Battery when called into active service in 1950, Major Taylor left with the unit for combat training in Camp Lejeune, N. C. Later he went to Korea as a plans and training officer of an artillery unit and then a regimental adjutant. He was cited for diligent performance of duties. He is married to the former Miss Winifred Barker of Newport. They have three sons.


Wallace Henry "Wally" Hermanson and Dorothy Emma Taylor were married July 27, 1956, at the Women's Club Building, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.


Wallace Henry "Wally" Hermanson and Dorothy Emma Taylor Marriage Record.


Adam Walker "Add" Taylor died September 23, 1956, at a local hospital in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, at age 74, following a stroke.


Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, September 24, 1956

ADAM W. TAYLOR

Adam W. Taylor, 74, of 2345 So. State St., a retired employe of the Monarch Door Co., died yesterday in a local hospital. He was born in Lisbon, N. Y. and lived in Tacoma 12 years. He was a member of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union. Survivors include his wife, Alisemon; two small sons, Robert of Newport, R. I., and Donald of Winlock; two daughters, Mrs. Wallace Hermanson of Seattle and Mrs. David Peterson of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. George Fisher and Mrs. Arthur Thompson, both of Madrid, N. Y.; and seven grandchildren. Services will be announced by Mountain View Funeral Home.


Alisemon Emily (Abbey) Taylor died October 4, 1973, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, at age 88, following a short illness.


TAYLOR, ADAM

Sp. ALISEMON ABBEY

Abner and Emma's daughter, Alisemon had by now met and married Adam Walker Taylor, better known as Add Taylor. He was a young Scotsman who had come west from Lisbon in St. Lawrence County, New York, to make his fortune. He first came to Emerado, North Dakota where his cousin Elmer Veitch lived. Add worked there in a lumber yard for a time. Later he and a brother Rob rented a farm near Gilby. It was the custom at this time to have dances in homes in the area, and it was at one of these affairs he met Alisemon.

In 1911 he left the area to homestead at Malta, Phillips Co., Montana, keeping in touch with Alisemon. On a visit back to Gilby in 1916 he and Alisemon were married. They returned to Malta and in 1917 their first child, a son, Robert Charles was born. As an inducement to get Alisemon and her husband back to Gilby, Abner and Emma on August 13, 1920 deeded two quarters of land to them and financed a new house across the country road from Charley's land. Here their other children Dorothy Emma, Margaret Jean, and Donald Walker were born. In 1929 Add and Alisemon decided to farm on a smaller scale and the family moved into the lake country around Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The children completed their elementary and secondary education there. The two boys were in the service in WW II and both girls worked in industry to aid the war effort on the west coast. In 1944, with the urgings from their daughters, Add and Alisemon joined the girls in Tacoma, Washington. Add was employed in the lumber industry until his retirement. He died in 1956 following a stroke. Alisemon died in 1973 at the age of 88, following a short illness.

For a few years the first born of these two families stayed with their grandparents in Gilby during the inclement winter months while they attended school. As small children, the cousins always played together, as they lived as close neighbors. On Saturday evening shopping, trips to Gilby neighbors and friends could rarely tell which child belonged to which family as all of the children had such dark hair and eyes.

A good grain, bean and corn crop in 1928 filled the granaries. Charley was encouraged. His wife Pearl, had saved $200.00 from her turkey project with plans to buy a long-for piano for her daughters. Early in December that year while Charley was starting the huge engines to generate electrical power, a spark ignited fuel on the motor and in seconds the building was aflame. Frantically animals were untied in the horse barn and cows and chickens were chased out into the early evening darkness and snow. A general call of alarm (ten short rings) was made on the telephone. No fire fighting equipment was available...thus as neighbors and friends gathered, all they could do was watch as both barns, full of a season's harvest of hay, corn, beans and small gains were burned to the ground. No lives were lost and Pearl's $200.00 was used for the family's needs that winter.

Throughout the years the family were members of the Gilby Presbyterian Church. Sunday School and services were part of their weekly life. Their strong faith in God sustained Pearl and Charley through the years and was ingrained in the lives of their children.

The 30's brought drought, dust storms, grasshopper infestation, low grain prices, and although the family raised huge gardens and canned many quarts of vegetables, did their own butchering, had cows for their dairy needs, it provided a good living, but no cash was available in the springtime for seed. Each year money was borrowed to put in the crop, to no avail. Finally in 1937 Charley lost his beloved farm to the Federal Land Bank. The family moved to Gilby. Charley became involved in politics and enjoyed lively political discussions.

Still, though times were hard, the children finished high school. The girls attended Mayville State College working their way with jobs and doing their own cooking. Kenneth and Orrin attended Wahpeton Science acquiring electrical training until they and Samuel all entered the service of our country in WW II. Books and tuition were often paid when a few more bags of beans were sold. Both parents were deeply affected by the illness of their second son, Samuel who returned from the war in poor mental health. He was hospitalized at the Veteran's Hospital at Fort Meade, South Dakota. Pearl and Charley made several trips to visit Samuel and finally packed their bags, bedding and utensils and moved there to be near their son for daily visits during those difficult early months of treatment. Sam was later discharged with total disability compensation. Pearl and Charley were always willing to sacri­fice their own comforts for all of their children.

In 1951 Pearl and Charley moved to California to live. They found employment in San Diego, near their younger daughter and loved the warmer climate. Each had a tremendous sense of humor and always enjoyed contacts with friends and relatives. Charley especially enjoyed writing letters and he kept up a lively correspondence with his children and his sister through the years. Each summer Charley returned to North Dakota. He had never missed a harvest season and enjoyed coming to help his family and friends. In 1959 Pearl Abbey died following cancer surgery. In 1964 Charley died suddenly from a heart attack. Though Charley lived on his monthly social security, he died a rich man. Rich in the love and devotion he had with his five children and in his faith in God. He was rarely seen without his Bible and he enjoyed discussing Biblical facts with his friends and family.


Robert Charles Taylor died February 22, 2000, at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown, Newport Co., RI, at age 82. Buried in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Newport Co., RI.


The Providence Journal, Providence, Providence Co., RI, Thursday, February 24, 2000

ROBERT C. TAYLOR

ROBERT C. TAYLOR, 83, of 16 High St., formerly of Lebanon, Conn., a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and former school principal, died Tuesday at Grand Islander Health Care Center. He was the husband of Winifred (Barker) Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary March 1. Born in Malta, Mont., he was a son of the late Adam W. and Alisemon (Abbey) Taylor. Mr. Taylor was an educator in the Lebanon school system for 16 years, retiring in 1985. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, retiring in 1982 as a lieutenant colonel. He received a letter of commendation for outstanding service in the Korean War. He had been an interpreter on the Island of Pelelieau during World War II. He was a member of United Baptist Church, Newport, and the Middletown Rotary Club, for which he wrote the Argus newsletter. He was a 1941 graduate of Moorehead State College in Minnesota. Mr. Taylor taught English and science at Thompson Junior High School during the 1950s. He was assistant head master at Bridgeton (Maine) Academy from 1962 to 1966, a principal of Somers (Conn.) Junior Senior High School from 1966 to 1969, and principal of Lyman Memorial High School, Lebanon. He was business coordinator for the Lebanon school system, retiring in 1985. Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Robert C. Taylor Jr. of York Harbor, Maine, John B. Taylor of Bristol, Conn., James M. Taylor of East Hartford, Conn., and Brian A. Taylor of Sterling, Va.; a daughter, Colleen A. Sieber of North Attleboro; a brother, Donald W. Taylor of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Jean Peterson and Dorothy Hermanson, both of Seattle, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in United Baptist Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.


Dorothy Emma (Taylor) Hermanson died March 22, 2006, in Seattle, King Co., WA (age 84).


right5The Seattle Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, March 27, 2006

Dorothy Emma HERMANSON (Taylor)

Passed away on March 22, 2006 at the age of 84. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 30th 2006 at 11 a.m. at Newport Covenant Church, 12800 SE Coal Creek Parkway, Bellevue. She is survived by her sister Jean Peterson of Renton; daughter Beth Evenson of Seattle; son Bruce Hermanson of Elma, WA; and two grandchildren, Alexandria Evenson and Collin Evenson and her son-in-law, David Evenson. In lieu of flowers, please make gift donations in Dorothy's name to: New Horizons Ministries, P.O. Box 2301, Seattle, WA 98111.


Wallace Henry "Wally" Hermanson died July 23, 2006, in Renton, King Co., WA, at age 86. Buried in First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co., MN.


The Seattle Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, July 30, 2006

Wally Henry HERMANSON

Passed away at the age of 86. Born May 7, 1920 in Gary, Minnesota, one of 6 children. He is a retiree of the Boeing Company, Renton, WA. His former wife, Dorothy Emma Hermanson, preceded him in death earlier this year. He is survived by a son, Bruce Taylor Hermanson of Elma, WA and a daughter, Beth Ann Evenson and two grandchildren, Alexandria Marie Evenson and Collin Jerome Evenson. Siblings living are: sister, Mary Lou Weeks who resides in Scotts Valley, CA and one brother, Truman Hermanson of Detroit Lakes, MN. Memorial Services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Rainier Avenue Free Methodist Church, 5900 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, 98118. In lieu of flowers, please give donations to: New Horizons Ministries, P.O. Box 2801, Seattle, WA 98111-2801.


Winifred Mary "Wyni" (Barker) Taylor died December 31, 2009, in Newport Hospital, Newport, Newport Co., RI, at age 85. Buried in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Newport Co., RI.


The Newport Daily News, Newport, RI

Winifred M. Taylor

MIDDLETOWN - Winifred Mary “Wyni” (Barker) Taylor, 85, of Forest Farms Assisted Living, Middletown, RI, formerly of High Street, Middletown, passed away at Newport Hospital on Thursday, December 31, 2009. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. Robert C. Taylor, USMC (Ret.). Born in Middletown, RI on May 27, 1924, Winifred was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Winifred (Staunton) Barker. The eldest of seven children, she was raised at 39 Clarke Street in Newport where she graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1941. On March 1, 1944, she and Robert were married in Newport. Following World War II, they lived on Aquidneck Island until 1962 when they moved to Bridgeton, Maine. In 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Lebanon, CT and returned to Aquidneck Island in 1986 for retirement. A lifetime Republican, Mrs. Taylor was a former member of the Middletown Republican Committee and a member of the Newport Mosaic Club. She is survived by four sons, Robert C. Taylor, Jr. of York Harbor, ME, John B. Taylor of Bristol, CT, James M. Taylor of East Hartford, CT, and Brian A. Taylor of Sterling, VA; one daughter, Colleen A. Sieber of North Attleboro, MA; a sister, Beverly Zakrajsek of Newport, RI; a brother, Benjamin Barker, Jr. of Raynham, MA; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor, Rachel Lavigne, Arria Brown, Sean Taylor, Christine Taylor, Kelly Taylor, Sarah Sieber, Brian Sieber, Elizabeth Sieber and Kate Sieber; 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Richard, Howard, Walter and Robert Barker. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 9 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport. Burial will follow in Middletown Cemetery in Middletown. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Mosaic Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Beverly Ferris, 52 Hall Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Condolences, directions and information are available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com.


David Edward Peterson died January 9, 1997, in Unknown, at age 73. Inurnment in Olympic View Columbarium, Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King Co., WA.

Donald Walker "Don" Taylor died May 25, 2012, in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA, at age 85. Buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.


Donald Taylor was born the fourth child of Adam and Alisemon Taylor in Gilby, North Dakota, on September 5, 1926. He died on May 25, 2012, at the age of 85. His family moved to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where Don attended school. He served in the Navy in World War II in the South Pacific, and worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad afterward. He retired as a signal inspector with 42 years of service on the railroad. Don traveled extensively and lived in Arizona for 15 years before moving to Vancouver to be near family. Family was very important to Don, and he didn't miss a special event if he could help it. He always brought along his sense of humor and his down-to-earth outlook on life. Simple things made him happy. Don is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Dorotha. Daughter, LaDene Mattson and husband, Ken, are from Camas. Son, Donald and wife, Jan, live in Seattle. Don has 5 grandchildren; Greggor, Garrett, Kaisa, Drew, and Amy, as well as 3 great grandsons. A family service is planned for the summer at Willamette National Cemetery. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.