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John Whitaker Taylor
Birth: May 15, 1858
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1916
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Mormon Church Religious Leader. Son of third President of the Church John Taylor. Born in Provo during the abandonment of Salt Lake City during Johnson's Army invasion. Boyhood friend of future fellow Apostle Matthias Cowley. They combined forces against the Presidency of the Church on the discontinuation of the practice of plural marriage. Even after the Manifesto on Polygamy, these two men continued the practice until President Wilford Woodruff discovered their deeds and tore down the Endowment House, after which they both resigned their positions in the Twelve and John was excommunicated. It is remembered that he held no bitterness towards the Church or its leaders. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Taylor (1808 - 1887)
  Sophia Whitaker Taylor (1825 - 1887)
 
 Spouses:
  May Leona Rich Taylor (1865 - 1966)*
  Nellie Eva Todd Taylor (1869 - 1945)*
  Janet Maria Woolley Taylor (1870 - 1956)*
  Eliza Roxie Welling Taylor (1880 - 1962)*
  Rhoda Welling Taylor (1880 - 1973)*
  Ellen Georgina Sandberg Taylor (1886 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  May Rich Taylor Parke (1885 - 1984)*
  John Rich Taylor (1890 - 1955)*
  Nellie Todd Taylor (1890 - 1961)*
  Joseph Bruce Woolley Taylor (1893 - 1919)*
  Brigham Todd Taylor (1894 - 1912)*
  Avon Rich Taylor Beesley (1896 - 1915)*
  Abraham Todd Taylor (1896 - 1918)*
  Clifton Todd Taylor (1898 - 1976)*
  Emma Taylor Moon (1902 - 1991)*
  Raymond Woolley Taylor (1904 - 1972)*
  Enoch Welling Taylor (1905 - 1965)*
  Marietta Taylor Call (1906 - 1997)*
  Nephi Welling Taylor (1907 - 1977)*
  Mary Taylor Clark (1907 - 1975)*
  Paul Woolley Taylor (1910 - 1966)*
  Juana Taylor Osguthorpe (1910 - 1994)*
  Margaret Taylor Heywood (1911 - 2004)*
  Ariel Sandberg Taylor (1912 - 1999)*
  Pearl Taylor Anderson (1913 - 1999)*
  Melba Taylor Gleave (1916 - 1993)*
 
 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 Edgar Taylor (1849 - 1928)**
  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)**
  Hyrum Whitaker Taylor (1854 - 1942)*
  Mary Elizabeth Taylor (1854 - 1859)**
  Arthur D. Taylor (1854 - 1934)**
  John Taylor (1855 - 1855)**
  Brigham Oakley Taylor (1858 - 1929)**
  John Whitaker Taylor (1858 - 1916)
  Ida Oakley Taylor Whitaker (1860 - 1946)**
  Ebenezer Young Taylor (1860 - 1939)**
  Helena Whitaker Taylor (1860 - 1870)*
  Frank Young Taylor (1861 - 1953)**
  Moses Whitaker Taylor (1862 - 1922)*
  Ezra Oakley Taylor (1863 - 1952)**
  Lenora Young Taylor Harrington (1864 - 1935)**
  Fredrick Whitaker Taylor (1866 - 1952)*
  Robert Young Taylor (1866 - 1867)**
  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
 
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Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Apr 13, 2002
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John Whitaker Taylor
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John Whitaker Taylor
Added by: Chad Stowell
 
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