|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1825|
|Death: ||May 5, 1904|
Bedford Daily Republican
May 6, 1904
Another Old Resident Gone
Mrs. Eliza Jane Taylor, nee Freel, relicit (sic) of Cyrenus Taylor deceased, died at her home in Ros township, six miles southwest of Bedford, on Thursday morning, May, 5th, at 7:50 o'clock, aged 79 years and 8 days.
Eliza Jane Freel was born in Warren county, Illinois, on April 27th, 1825; when quite young she removed with her parents to Lafayette, Indiana, where on Nov. 19th 1843, she was married to her late husband, Cyrenus Taylor.
Early in the year of 1856, putting their few earthly possessions in a "prairie schooner," the young couple bid farewell to the home of their childhood and started on what was then a perilous journey westward to the frontier state of Iowa. On the last day of April, 1856, having reached what their good judgment told them, was a fertile country and a desirable place to make their future home and rear their little ones, they settled on the farm in Ross township, Taylor county, where they remained until the grim reaper gathered them home.
For nearly four decades, husband and wife lived together on the place they first chose for their home; here their children grew to maturity, chose their own life's partners and moved to homes of their own. Together they fought life's battles, endured its vicissitudes and shared each others joys. Eleven years ago, the angel of death came, and the husband and father passed to the brighter world. Since that time Mrs. Taylor has lived with her daughter on the old home place. She has always enjoyed good health and up to a short time ago, was unusually rugged for one of her years. On the 11th of February she took sick with lagrippe (sic). She was very ill for awhile, but recently had got much better, and up to last Saturday it was thought she was in a fair way of recovery, but on that day she was taken worse very suddenly and gradually sank lower and lower until Thursday morning, when at about 8 o'clock she quietly passed away.
During their married life ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, seven of whom survive them. Two are boys; Levy who lives near the old home place, and John W. of Spokane, Wash. Of the five girls, tow of them live here; Louisa Taylor and Emma Hatfield.
The others are: Martha Wilson, Hopkins, Mo., Hannah Wight, Kiel Okla., and Nancy Lucy, Miltonville, Kans.
At a very early age Mrs. Taylor united with the Christian church and all her life she has been a consistent member and an earnest devout christian.
The funeral was held today (Friday) at the family residence at 3 o'clock p.m., Rev. William Cobb officiating. Interment at the Titus cemetery.
Cyrenius Taylor (1823 - 1893)*
Martha Taylor Wilson (1850 - 1933)*
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