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William Wright Taylor
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Birth: 1870
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 14, 1875
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

William Wright Taylor, son of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Forrester Lore Taylor of Philadelphia, PA, was named for Dr William Wright of that city. Forrester worked for Dr Wright at his factory in Burlington, NJ at the time of his enlistment in the Civil War. Forrester served with the 23rd NJ and the 34th NJ.

Information from William's death certificate is provided below as a supplement to his terse obituary.

His older sister, Kate Hoffman Taylor, died in 1868 of pneumonia, two years prior to his birth. It is interesting to note the incorrect names on Kate's death certificate. Her father's name is listed as her paternal grandfather's name ("Charles" for Charles L Taylor), and her mother's name is listed as her maternal grandmother's name ("Kate" for Catharine Hoffman). Perhaps whoever provided the information was out-of-sorts with grief, and misunderstood the doctor's questions. Kate is said to be buried at Odd Fellows, though this is unconfirmed due to reported removals and reinternments elsewhere.

Philadelphia Public Ledger, 15 May 1875:

TAYLOR--On the 14th inst., of scarlet fever WILLIAM WRIGHT, son of Forrester L. and Sallie H. Taylor, aged 5 years and 4 months. ___________________________________________

Death certificate:

Cause of death: scarleteria. Place of birth: Philadelphia, PA. Date of burial: 16 May 1875. Place of burial: Mount Moriah. Parents: Forrester L. Taylor and Sallie H. Taylor. Home address: 1914 S. 6th, First Ward, Philadelphia, PA.
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  Forrester Lore Taylor (1833 - 1907)
  Forrester Hoffman Taylor (1862 - 1931)*
  William Wright Taylor (1870 - 1875)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 206, plot 40
Created by: Melanie Taylor
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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William Wright Taylor
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- Sharon
 Added: Oct. 21, 2011
Hoping to find your grave someday, great-uncle William! I'm told that Section 206 is still quite overgrown.
- Melanie Taylor
 Added: Aug. 14, 2011

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