Baker County Pioneer Called Beyond
Thomas Taylor, a resident of the Haines district for the past 45 years, died at his home there at 3 pm today after an extended illness. His condition became worse following a paralytic stroke March 19.
Mr. Taylor was born February 3, 1846 in Wayne County, Illinois. He was 80 years old at his death. He came across the plains with his parents in 1852 and settled in the Willamette Valley. Later he came to Umatilla County and then to Haines, where he settled in 1881. In 1883 he was married to Delila Ann Phillips who survives him. They lived on a farm a few miles out of Haines until seven years ago when they moved into town.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his widow, three sons: Henry, Alonzo, and Ralph, a daughter, Mrs. Ivy Williams, all of Haines. A sister, Mrs. Susan Hearing of Haines also survives.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church in Haines, Sunday at 1pm. Rev. W.A. Maiger of Baker will officiate. Interment will be in the Haines Cemetery.
Baker Herald, Baker City, Oregon, Friday, April 2, 1926
Contributed by: Robert Bull