|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1893|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1990|
Children: all born Woodbury Co., Iowa:
Joseph (wife Irene) of Hinton
Paul (wife Genevieve) of Jefferson, SD
Ralph of Los Angeles, CA area
Anne (Vondrack) Prasek (husband Joseph)
Regina (Vondrak) Chalmers (husband Roberet) of Akron, O
EDNA ELIZABETH TAYLOR was born Dec 21, 1893 in Pierson, Woodbury Co., IA, and died Feb 07, 1990 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA. She married JOSEPH A. VONDRAK Dec 01, 1917 in Bonesteel, Gregory Co., SD, son of JOSEPH VONDRAK and ANNA VONDRAK. He was born Jul 19, 1896 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa and died Feb 20, 1977 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co. IA.
Edna Taylor was the oldest of six children of Walter Llewelyn and Mary (O'Connell) Taylor. They lived on a farm near Pierson for 11 years. Her father farmed and mother taught school. When the Rosebud County opened up for settlement in 1904, they moved to Gregory County and bought a farm ( 320 acres) a half mile south west of Bonesteel where her father Walter Taylor was engaged in farming and raising purebred shorthorn cattle.
She graduated from Bonesteel High School in 1912. She attended Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne, Nebraska and graduated from Yankton (SD) College. She was a school teacher and taught school during the school year of 1914-1915 at the Lindley School District 23 for $50 per month; In 1915-17 at the Schriever School District 12 (Burnt Rock) the Schriever Township. She commuted back and forth from her home to school, she either rode her pony or walked. One day she went out to ring the school bell and two of the older boys jumped out of their seats and held the door shut. Edna finally persuaded them to open the door. Once inside she scolded the boys, the boys grabbed her arms and in the ensuing scuffle hair pins flew all over. Shamefully the boys sat down. The Schriever school closed in 1918 when the district was merged with the Boneseel Independant School District.
Edna married Joseph Vondrak in Bonesteel, SD December 1, 1917. They were married by Father Edwin G. Hudson. After her marriage Edna moved to a farm west of Hinton, Iowa until her death on Feb 7, 1990. She is buried at the Calvery Cemetery, 1821 Jackson Street, Sioux City, IA. with her husband who died in Feb 20, 1977. They moved from the farm in Oct 1975 and to Sioux City, Iowa in January 1976, 3724 Grandview Blvd. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Funeral services were conducted by Father Dennis W. Meinen. Pallbearers were Kevin Vondrak, Bradley Rowe, Kevin Huebner, Richard Atkinson, Tom Bailey and Jim Barkley.
She had 5 children all born in Woodbury Co. Iowa.
(1) Joseph (wife Irene) of Hinton,
(2) Paul (wife Genevieve) of Jefferson, SD
(3) Ralph of the Los Angles, Calif. area
(4) Annie (Vondrack) Prasek (husband Joseph),
(5) Regina (Vondrak) Chalmers ( husband Robert) of Akron, Ohio.
above written by Keith taylor
Edna E. Vondrak, 96, Sioux City, died Wednesday (Feb. 7,1990) at a Sioux City hospital.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sioux City Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Friday with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. in Larkin Northside Funeral Home in
Le Mars Daily Sentinel
Thursday, February 8, 1990
Le Mars, Iowa
Walter Llewellyn Taylor (1869 - 1947)
Mary O'Connell Taylor (1870 - 1952)
Joseph A Vondrak (1896 - 1977)
Anne M. Vondrak Prasek (1918 - 2001)*
Paul J. Vondrak (1920 - 1997)*
Regina E. Vondrak Chalmers (1922 - 2003)*
Edna Elizabeth Taylor Vondrak (1893 - 1990)
Raymond John Taylor (1895 - 1979)*
Nellie M. Taylor Bailey (1897 - 1991)*
Walter Justin Taylor (1899 - 1976)*
Paul Lester Taylor (1902 - 1966)*
Bruce Richard Taylor (1905 - 1975)*
Maintained by: Lloyd Irvin Taylor
Originally Created by: Doris H.
Record added: Oct 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60109166