Yuma County, Colorado
Yuma County Pioneer Photographs:
Bernard E. Taylor, Alvin
In 1870 Fremont County, Iowa, Edward Taylor is 38, Mary E. 41, Eugene 16, Mary E. 9, Merley 7, Matthew 5, Dona 3, and Bernard 1.
Nueler Nixon, no occupation 73, born in New York, is with them.
In 1880 Montgomery County Iowa, "Berttie" is 11, with parents Elmer 45 farming,
born in Maine, with Mary 57 in Vermont. Mary is 19, Mattey 17, Dennis 15, Berttie 11 born in Nebraska, and Wesley 10 both born in Iowa.
Dennis 1867-1883 died from a gun accident,
and is buried in Montgomery County, # 61090222.
In 1885 Montgomery County, Elmer is 53, Mary E. 55, Merrill 21, Matter J. 19, and Bernard E. 15.
Elmer 1831-1890 is buried in Montomery County "Son of Warner and Jane (Smith) Taylor.
In 1903 Fort Collins, Colorado, Bernard E. Taylor sold a lot in Fort Collins to Clara Mandeville for $115.00.
In 1910 Yuma County, Valley precinct, Bernard is 40,
single, born in Iowa, farming, next to Joh Painter. So he's living near the Alvin post offie and store.
Bernard proved up two quarters in sections 14 and 23, 4N 43W, in northeast Yuma County, Colorazdo,
His witnesses for the 1913 origination were Jasper N. Meyers, Rowan E. Veal, Charles Johnson, all of Alvin, and Guy Montgomery of Wray.
The patent was granted on December 18, 1917.
In 1920 Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska, Ida Coplin is single, 41, with brother Herman and sister Emma.
Bernard E. Taylor and Ida Coplin had Bernard Herman Taylor on October 5, 1921 in Hastings, Nebraska.
In 1930 Kenesaw, Ida L. Taylor is 53,
widowed, born in Illinois, with Bernard H. 8 born in Nebraska. They're living with her brother Herman Coplin 60
born in Illinois and sister Emma 50.
The stone in the Bernard H. Taylor married Ruth Finnigsmier in 1946 in Kenesaw, and are buried in Kenesaw.
Kenesaw, Nebraska cemetery has Bernard E. Taylor 1869-1922 # 70518772,
and another stone has Ida L. 1877-1970, # 70518856.
1951 Clay Center Nebraska "Bernard and Ruth Taylor enjoy an outing in their 1914 Model T.
His 1914 jitney provides Sunday thrills.
Who has more fun on Sunday afternoon in Clay Center than Bernard Taylor
— the fellow who drives his own 1914 jitney? The biggest convertible on the road
couldn’t provide half »the thrills and riding pleasure that this ancient gem of
the automotive industry gives. We found Bernard and his wife Ruth riding
through the streets just like in the days when pa was courtin’ ma. And during
the summer months Taylor says the old jewel gets plenty of use.
It's in perfect condition, gets 20 to 25 miles to the gallon, and drives nicely
at about 30 miles per. It's the center of attraction on Clay Center streets.
And the smiling onlookers are rewarded for their friendly waves by a couple
of lusty honks on the horn. "It's not the original horn," Bernard confessed.
"The old one had a big bulb with a tube that connected to a horn on the outside
of the car."
The present horn is a good substitute and seems to be used more than any
other part of the car. The head lamps are carbide, the parking lights burn
kerosene. The car has no battery and has no starter, a quarter turn of the
steering wheel will give you the sharpest turn you can handle and still stay
upright. "It doesn’t use a bit of oil," says Taylor. Then he adds,
"don't touch the radiator when you get out— you'll be burned."
Taylor fell heir to the car from an uncle who lives in Kenesaw.
"I drove back from there in an hour and 20 minutes," he smiled.
"It's about 45 miles." He says he had the most fun with it while he was in
high school. But he still uses it a lot during the summer months,
and still gets a big kick out of it.
Bernard H. Taylor died in March 1978.
Bernard's brother Merle Baxter Taylor 1863-1914 is buried in
Chase County, Nebraska # 61669377.
Another brother Eugene 1854-1917 is buried in Frontier County # 60519538,
"He leaves to mourn his loss, a devoted wife, her son John Tarman, for whom he had a very high regard,
his children Claude L. of Arapahoe, Lloyd O., of Stockville, Elmer and Lester of Eustis, Mel E. of Twin Falls, Idaho,
Edith Moody and Pinkie V. Horn of Ft. Stockton, Texas,
his sisters Mary E. Doyle of Westboro, Mo., and Mattie J. Brownlee of Oval, Pa.
and his brother, Bernard E. Taylor of Holyoke, Colo. and his many friends.
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