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Mungo A. Taylor, Witherbee

James Francis and Mary E. (Ward) Likens, Witherbee

In 1900 Phillips County, Kansas Mung A. Taylor, born September 1870 in Ohio is married to Laura A., August 1871, also Ohio.

On the same page are James F. and Mary E. Likens, with Edgar four months.

In 1910 they're in Yuma County, with Willie E. Long, 7, nephew born in Kansas.

1911 'M. A. Taylor and J.F. Likens of near Alvin, in the north part of the county, were in town Tuesday and made a pleasant call at the Rattler office."

James F. 38 and Mary E. Likens 33 are also in Yuma County, married 12 years,  with Clara 8, Cecil 7, Floyd 4, and ray 1 - all kids born in Kansas except Ray in Colorado.

May 1913 - Madams Taylor, Walcott and Lykens received the sad news of the death of their sister in Kansas the first of the week."

Mathew J. Walcott proved up 320 acres in 26, 5N 43W in 1916, and Joshua Wolcott 320 acres in 29,30 and 32 in 1918.

It is believed that this is Joshua Walcott who married Grace

Earl and is listed as owner of the same land in the 1922 Standard Atlas

1913 "Mesdam. Taylor and Lykens have returned from their visit in Kansas.

"While coming out from Wray one day last week, Mrs. Taylor was thrown from the carriage and hurt quite badly.
"Willie Long had his hand badly crushed in the corn sheller last Saturday.

August 1913 "Mrs. Mongo Taylor returned to Kansas to care for her mother who is very ill.  Her niece, Miss Long, is keeping house for her during her absence."

November 1913 "Guss Ward of Kansas is visiting his sisters Mesdames Taylor, Walcott and Lykens.

Mungo proved up 320 acres in 32 and 33, 5N 43W in 1916.

Mungo, Laura, and Willie are together in Yuma County in 1920.

James and Mary proved up a quarter in 14, 5N 43W in 1916.

In 1920 Yuma County Mary E. Likens is 43, widowed, and with her are Clara O., 18, Cecil J. 17, Floyd J. 14, and Roy V. 11.

Mary is still in Yuma County in 1930, widowed, with Clara O. 28 and Roy V., 21.

The next household is Floyd J., 23, married to Alta O., 20, and they have Doris D. seventeen months.

Sarah M. Dye married "Mingo" A. Taylor November 14, 1928.

In 1930 Yuma County Willie is gone, and Mungo, 59,  is married to Sarah M. 41, born in Ohio, and mother-in-law Emma J. Dye, 74, also born in Ohio.

Sarah was living with her parents in Ohio in 1900, 1910, and in 1920 - when she was a nurse.

Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, March 5, 1936

Aged Lady Dies At Home Of Her Daughter, Mrs. Mungo Taylor

Funeral services were conducted at the Mungo Taylor home in the Hillsdale community Monday afternoon for Mrs. Emma J. Dye, Mrs. Taylorís mother, who died last Saturday, February 29, at the Taylor home.

N.F. Horn, pastor of the Christian church, officiated, and interment was made in the Holyoke cemetery.

Mrs. Dye had made her home here with her daughter for the past seven years. Her husband, E.R. Dye, preceded her in death 14 years ago. Her maiden name was Emma Sprague, and she was born in Belmont County, Ohio, January 10, 1856. At the age of 16 she united with the Moss Run Congregational Church at Marietta, Ohio.

Mrs. Dye is survived by one son, Evart C. Dye, of Portland, Oregon, who visited her a few weeks ago, one daughter, Mrs. Taylor, two brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren and many other relatives. One son, one daughter and a grandson, besides her husband, preceded her in death.

Emma J. Sprague, wife of the late E.R. Dye, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, January 10, 1856.

At the age of 16 she united with the Moss Run Congregational Church, a branch of the First Congregational Church at Marietta, Ohio, with which she was affiliated during the remainder of her life.

She was always vitally interested in the church and her home. A devout Christian woman, a loving wife and mother and friend to all.

Fourteen years ago she was preceded in death by her husband, one son and one daughter also have gone into the great beyond.

She leaves one son, Evart C. Dye, of Portland, Oregon, who visited her only a few weeks ago, one daughter, Mrs. Mungo Taylor, of the Hillsdale community, with whom she made her home since coming to Colorado in 1929. Two brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

She passed into the beyond February 28, 1936. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Mungo Taylor home by N.F. Horn, minister of the Christian Church of Holyoke. Interment was made in the Holyoke Cemetery.


In 1940 Yuma County Mungo is living alone, widowed.

Mungo, Laura, and Sarah are buried in Holyoke, as is Sarah's mother Emma Dye.

James Francis and Mary Eunice WARD Likens are buried in Greenlawn, Lamar, Nebraska.

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