Dr James Bemis Taylor

Dr James Bemis Taylor

Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 3 Sep 1933 (aged 88)
Hand County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Saint Lawrence, Hand County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 80566419 · View Source
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James B. Taylor
James B. Taylor was born in Rochester, Vermont, July 5, 1845, and was the son of Reuben L. and Marilla (Upham) Taylor, also natives of the Green Mountain state. His father, who was a farmer by occupation, removed to Colton, New York in 1845, but afterward returned to Vermont, where he continued to make his home until 1878. He died in South Dakota in 897, but James's mother resided in Rock Falls, Illinois. In their family were five children, four sons and one daughter.

Doctor Taylor acquired his primary education in Vermont, and later attended the academy at Meridan, New Hampshire. In 1862, at the age of seventeen years, he enlisted in Company E, Sixteenth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, but was afterward transferred to the light artillery, and during most of his eleven months service was stationed at Washington, D.C. He returned to Vermont, where he completed his literary education by another year in school. In 1865 he commenced the study of medicine, and at the same tie entered a drug store as clerk. After two years of study he entered the medical department of Michigan University, at Ann Arbor, in 1867, and spent one year there. He then opened an office at Farmington, Michigan, where he engaged in practice for one year, and from there moved to Fulton County, Ohio, where he prosecuted his chosen calling until 1889. During that year he entered the Northwestern Ohio Medical College, where he graduated in 1890. Returning to Fulton County, he continued in practice there until 1893, which year witnessed his arrival in St. Lawrence, where he built up a large and constantly increasing practice.

In 1868 Doctor Taylor was united in marriage with Miss Hattie E. Davis, a native of New York who moved with her parents to Michigan when a child of seven years. Six children were born from this union, Carrie E., Abba M., James E., Stephen F., Zachery H., and June L. Mrs. Taylor was a most estimable lady who took an active part in the work of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Ladies Relief Corps and Woman's Christian Temperance Union, in all of which she held membership. Politically the doctor was a Republican.

"Bring on the Pioneers! History of Hand County" by Scott Heidepriem, @ 1978, pgs. 579-581, with permission given by Scott Heidepriem.

South Dakota Death Index-Cert. #151181 p.746


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 80566419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Bemis Taylor (5 Jul 1845–3 Sep 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80566419, citing Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Saint Lawrence, Hand County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Barb Jones (contributor 47367273) .