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Moses Whitaker Taylor
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1862
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1922
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Taken form the Park Record Jan. 20, 1922

Moses W. Taylor Passes On

Last Saturday, at his home in Salt Lake City, Moses W. Taylor was called to his reward. Deceased was one of the best known men in Summit County, and for many years was a strong leader in political and business affairs, and as president of Summit County Stake of the L. D. S. church, was admired and beloved.
From the Deseret Evening News of January 14th, is copied an account of his active life:
Moses W. Taylor, for many years president of Summit stake, died early Saturday morning at his home, 961 Blaine avenue. He had been ill one year, during which time everything possible was done to restore his health.
Moses W. Taylor was a prominent character throughout his life of activity, both in church and civic affairs. He was the son of the late President John Taylor and Sophi Whitaker Taylor, born in Salt Lake City, March 9, 1862. His life was characterized by the influences of the family life and conditions under which he was reared and educated.
His early schooling was in the old school building provided by his father, and his teachers were the elder sisters in the family. He also attended school in the Fourteenth ward and the Morgan college and later graduated from the University of Utah.
Among the civic positions he held was assessor and collector of Salt Lake City, member of the board of directors of the Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing society and a member of the board of trustees in the Second precint. In 1889 he was called on a mission on the southern states, where he was secretary of the mission under the direction of President J. Golden Kimball. He also served for a number of years as a member of the general board of the Y.m.m.i.a. In 1901 he was called to preside over Summit stake, which position he held until 1921, when, due to his physical condition, he was honorably released.
Among other activities for which Moses W. Taylor will be remembered in Salt Lake was the purchase of the water of Cottonwood for this city. In his business life he was always successful. Shortly after his retirement as assessor and collector he entered into partnership with his brother, Frank Y. Taylor, under the name of Taylor Brothers, in the real estate business, and continued a member of that firm until about three years ago. After becoming president of Summit stake he purchased farms and did much successful experimenting in dry farming which encouraged the industry in Summit County. He was vice president of the Kamas State Bank and president of the Taylor Motor company, and held interests in numerous other concerns.
During the mining excitement at Mercur he was called to open a mission and establish a branch of the church. He was successful in this labor and established a thriving organization of the church in that mining distric.
His wife Sarah S. Campbell, daughter of Robert L. and Mary S. Campbell, whom he married Nov. 11, 1886, died Sept. 8, 1918. By this union the following children survive him; Moses C., Kamas; Elliot C., Erminie C., Walton, Bayard C., Heber C., Aaron C., Afton C., and Gene C. in 1919 he married Pearl Pace, daughter of Ward E. and Laura Pack, whose love and devotion have won the admiration of family and friends.
Outstanding characteristics of Moses W. Taylor were his devotion to his calling in the church and his unflinching dependability, often spoken of by those who presided over him. He was optimistic in the extreme and could always see the sunshine beyond the clouds, even in the gloomiest times. He was devoted to his wife and children and possibly his greatest achievement was in the family which he raised, everyone a credit to the community. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Taylor (1808 - 1887)
  Sophia Whitaker Taylor (1825 - 1887)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Stewart Campbell Taylor (1864 - 1918)
  Pearl Irene Pack Taylor (1875 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Moses Campbell Taylor (1886 - 1970)*
  Elliot Campbell Taylor (1888 - 1983)*
  Erminie Taylor Walton (1889 - 1971)*
  Earl Campbell Taylor (1893 - 1893)*
  Bayard Campbell Taylor (1895 - 1979)*
  Heber Campbell Taylor (1897 - 1929)*
  Aaron Campbell Taylor (1903 - 1960)*
  Afton Campbell Taylor Walker (1906 - 2000)*
  Jean Taylor Crandall (1909 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  George John Taylor (1834 - 1914)**
  Mary Ann Taylor Redfield (1836 - 1890)**
  Joseph James Taylor (1838 - 1908)**
  Leonora Agnes Taylor (1842 - 1843)**
  Josephine Taylor (1846 - 1921)**
  Harriet Ann Whitaker Taylor Badger (1847 - 1908)*
  Richard James Taylor (1848 - 1905)**
  Henry E Taylor (1849 - 1925)**
  Thomas Edward Taylor (1849 - 1915)**
  Anna Maria Ballantyne Taylor Hyde (1849 - 1909)**
  Sophia Elizabeth Taylor Nuttall (1849 - 1909)**
  James Whitaker Taylor (1850 - 1851)*
  William Whitaker Taylor (1853 - 1884)**
  David John Taylor (1853 - 1881)**
  Arthur Bruce Taylor (1853 - 1934)**
  Hyrum Whitaker Taylor (1854 - 1942)*
  Mary Elizabeth Taylor (1854 - 1859)**
  John Taylor (1855 - 1855)**
  Brigham Oakley Taylor (1858 - 1929)**
  John Whitaker Taylor (1858 - 1916)*
  Helena Whitaker Taylor (1860 - 1870)*
  Ida Oakley Taylor Whitaker (1860 - 1946)**
  Ebenezer Young Taylor (1860 - 1939)**
  Frank Young Taylor (1861 - 1953)**
  Moses Whitaker Taylor (1862 - 1922)
  Ezra Oakley Taylor (1863 - 1952)**
  Lenora Young Taylor Harrington (1864 - 1935)**
  Robert Young Taylor (1866 - 1867)**
  Fredrick Whitaker Taylor (1866 - 1952)*
  Margaret Taylor Gibbs (1870 - 1935)**
  Nephi Young Taylor (1872 - 1948)**
  Mary Young Taylor (1874 - 1898)**
  Abraham Young Taylor (1878 - 1945)**
  Samuel Young Taylor (1881 - 1952)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: N_3_14_1E
 
Created by: Jason O'Driscoll
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42020674
Moses Whitaker Taylor
Added by: Judie Latshaw Huff
 
Moses Whitaker Taylor
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Added by: Jim Tipton
 
 
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