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Sherman Dye Taylor
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1906
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1991
Meeker County
Minnesota, USA

Sherman Dye Taylor

Born: Sep 17, 1906
Smithland, Woodbury County, Iowa
Died: Nov 24, 1991
Cosmos, Meeker County, Minnesota

Twins Sherman Dye and Sheridan Ellis were born Sept 17, 1906; Sheridan died May 15, 1938 at Hutchison, Minnesota. where the family had moved after their mother, Emma Anna Johnson Taylor, died in 1914.
Another brother Herman Chandler was born August 10, 1904 and died in Aug 6, 1914.. Another brother Charles Franklin Taylor left the vicinity and seems to have been a wanderer. Eventually he moved to California, he never married. He lived in the area of Los Angeles and died in 1937.
Sherman's Parents:
John Ellis Dye Taylor (1853 - 1928) buried in Oakland Cemetery Hutchison, MN.; Section 5, Lot 50, Grave 1.
Emma Anna Johnson Taylor (1872 - 1914) buried in Smithland Cemetery, Woodbury, Iowa Sherman was united in marriage to Gladys Lindeman July 8, 1931 in Renville, MN. They farmed in the Cosmos area until her death. Sherman was later married to Sharyn Sparks. They continued to live on the farm until his retirement. He was a faithful member of the First Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School. He was a farmer, he also was employed at the ASC Office of Meeker County for several years, which he enjoyed very much. Sherman and Sharyn live on the farm untill his retirement, when they moved to Hutchison, Minn. In failing health, Sherman became a resident of the Cosmos Health Care Center on March 15, 1989, where he resided until his death. Sherman reached the age of 85 years, 2 months, 7 days. Sherman is survived by his Nephew Melbourne LeMaitre and wife Marion of Mora, Minnesota. His second wife Sharyn Sparks Taylor also survived him. Sherman was preceded in death by his parents, and by his wife Gladys and also a number of brothers and sisters. Including his twin brother Sheridan Ellis Taylor died May 15, 1938 at Hutchison, Minnesota. where the family had moved after the mother died in 1914. Sheridan's death was suicide.

Sherman Dye Taylor's Social Security Number was 474-40-6569, died Nov 24, 1991 at 10:45 the Cosmos Health Care Center in Cosmos, Meeker County, Minnesota. Sherman was a farmer. Listed on his Certificate of Death as Informant; his nephew Melbourne LE Majre, Bessie Ellen Taylor LeMaitre's (Sherman's sister) son. His wife Sharyn Sparks Taylor was living at his death. He was cremated by Central Minnesota Cremation Service in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The funeral establishment is listed as Hughes Cosmos Memorial Chapel in Cosmos, Meeker Co., Minnesota. At his death he was 85 years, 2 months, 7 days old. It appears that he had no children but this is not certain. A member of First Lutheran Chuch, who knew Sheridan said he din't think Sherman and Gladys had other children. Cause of his death Pneumonia, Other significant conditions: Renal function and degenerative brain function. His cremains were buried at First Lutheran Cemetery in Cosmos, MN., there is no stone marking Sherman's grave. However his first wife Gladys Lindeman Taylor is buried next to him, and she does have a grave stone. Sherman is buried between Gladys and the baby, identified only as Baby Taylor (apparntly unnamed). The baby was born Jan 4, 1936, In McLeod, MN. Probably still born. There is also a stone marking the baby's grave. Sherman is remembered as a smaller quiet man who always waved if you met him on the road. Gladys was a petite woman as well. Both were fondly remembered by Church members.
After Gladys' death Sherman married Sharyn Sparks, she used to bring him to church on Sunday, and waited for him. She was not a member of First Lutheran Church. Philip Nelson was one of the pallbearers for both Gladys and Sherman. He went to visit Sherman once in a while after Gladys died. Sherman set a place for Gladys at the table long after she was gone. Sherman missed Gladys, a great deal. Muriel, Philip's wife, was the director of nurses at the Cosmos nursing home for about 20 years and remembers Sherman when he was there too. It is believed that Sherman and Sharyn divorced and that when Sherman died, there was nothing left for Sherman to be buried. He was cremated by the funeral home in Hector and was held there for a while until they got the go ahead to bury him in the cemetery. Everyone that remembers Gladys or Sherman speaks well of both of them. Notice the grave picture on this memorial. Accoring to church members the vegetation growing on the baby's grave are beautiful Peonies originally planted by Sherman and Gladys in about 1937. The peonies on Sherman's grave were started from the original planting. The pictures were taken in late October 2011 so they are way past their prime for the year, but will return next spring.

Other information on Sherman Taylor's family:
News story from Cosmos Paper:


Sheridan Taylor of Brookfield hanged Self Sunday in Absence of Employer and Family.

Sheridan Taylor, young man about 35 years of age, employed on a farm in Cedar Mills or across the line in Renville county, committed suicide Sunday afternoon in the absence of employer and family. No reason for suicide was apparent.
Sheridan Taylor was a twin brother of Sherman Taylor of Brookfield. Both had been resident in Cosmos town for a number of years. Besides the brother named, other immediate survivors are brother, Albie Taylor resident in Minneapolis, and a sister, Mrs. E.B. Nott, a resident of Brookfield town.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Lutheran church of Cosmos, Minnesota.

Added to this news story: Sheridan Ellis Dye is buried in Oakland Cemetery Hutchison, MN.; Section 5, Lot 50, Grave 1.
with his father and brother Albia. 
Family links: 
  John Ellis Dye Taylor (1853 - 1928)
  Emma Anna Johnson Taylor (1872 - 1914)
  Gladys Mary Emma Lindeman Taylor (1912 - 1966)*
  Baby Girl Taylor (1936 - 1936)*
  Katie Uzilla Taylor (1891 - 1911)*
  May Evaline Taylor Nott (1894 - 1965)*
  Bessie Ellen Taylor Lemaitre (1896 - 1980)*
  Albia Searl Thomas Taylor (1900 - 1968)*
  Albert W. Nathaniel Taylor (1900 - 1910)*
  Herman Chandler Taylor (1904 - 1914)*
  Sheridan Ellis Taylor (1906 - 1938)*
  Sherman Dye Taylor (1906 - 1991)
*Calculated relationship
First Lutheran Cemetery
Meeker County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: # 130
Created by: KVJT
Record added: Oct 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78619329
Sherman Dye Taylor
Added by: KVJT
Sherman Dye Taylor
Added by: KVJT
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Rest in Peace Sherman
- Keith Taylor
 Added: Jul. 8, 2012

- Taylor Family
 Added: Oct. 24, 2011

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