Obit: Taylor, Charles (1871  -1961)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Taylor, Copelin, Prior

Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI)

Taylor, Charles (10 Sept 1871-07 July 1961)

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Myre Funeral Home for Charles Clement Taylor, 89, who died Friday, July 7 at 10:45 a.m. at the Bethel Convalescent Home where he was residing for the past month.

Rev. Gene Carlson, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the Forest Hill Cemetery at Wisconsin Rapids.

James R. Colby sang “I Know Not What the Future Hath” and he was accompanied by Mrs. Byron Zepplin at the organ. Pa;; bearers were Neil Johnston, Celon Gotter, Norman Prior, Calvin Prior, Vern Kauffman and Byron Zepplin.

Mr. Taylor was born on September 10. 1871 in Bloomingdale and he lived in Cashton and Baron until 1900 when he joined the Gideons as a traveling salesman. After his first marriage to Mary Dee Copelin of Minnesota in 1901, the couple moved to Winnipeg, Canada and later to the state of Washington where he farmed until 1916. The following years he moved from state to state and came to Minnesota where he was employed with the Minnesota Temperance Society.

In 1918 they came to Wisconsin where they farmed until the death of his wife. He came to Loyal in 1942 with his brother, Rev. Myron Taylor who was the pastor of the Loyal Methodist Church and in 1943 he was married Elma Prior. Her death occurred in August 1949. For the past 2 years he made his home in the Greenwood Home for the Aged and one month ago he went to live in Arpin.

There are no survivors and two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.



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