The first reunion of the descendants of F.M. and Sarah F. Taylor, now deceased, was held at the home of a grandson, Acel F. Taylor, of Santo, Texas, Sept. 14, 1952. Eighty-nine of their descendants were present for the reunion. They were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ben M. Taylor of Cyril, Oklahoma, their son James, his wife and small daughter of San Marcos, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beddo, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beddo, of Santo; Miss Audra Beddo and Mrs. Cecil Parks of Mineral Wells, their mother was Vicey Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. Murls Driskel of Santo, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Parks, of Mineral Wells, children of Mrs. Cecil Parks; all of Dick Taylor’s children were present.
They were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Taylor and children, Hester and Bud of Lipan, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Miller and daughter of Lipan, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. McDuff and son of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Virginia Taylor Bishop of Mineral Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Taylor and daughter Jean Leatherwood and little daughter Sherry of Santo, Texas; Mrs. Ora Belle Taylor Hale and husband and daughter, Judy, of Dallas; Mrs. Una Taylor Paschal and husband and children; Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Paschal and children, Steve and Linda Gail; Mrs. Marilyn Sherrod, Mrs. Phyllis Fikes, all of Fort Worth; Mrs. Lucile Taylor Nivin of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Taylor and children of Mineral Wells. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Taylor and children, Bobby, Cynthia, and Karen of Houston, Mrs. And Mrs. Pete Taylor and children, Dickey and Joe of Houston.
Ike M. Taylor and all his children were present, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Taylor and children, Joe Windell and Barbara Ann of Santo, Mrs. Orpha Taylor Odom, her husband and children, Vaughn and Mrs. Melba Garrett and little son James of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Cedric Taylor, her husband and daughters Carolyn of Santo and Mrs. And Mrs. Bob Erwin and son Bobby of Weatherford, Mr. and Mrs. Acel F. Taylor and sons Kenneth and Glenn of Santo, Mr. and Mrs. Auburn Taylor and children, Linda, Paula, and Roger of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. A. Simpson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mrs. Quida Belson and son Delbert of Cherokee, Oklahoma are children of Ellie Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Taylor of Sherman, Texas, son of John Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Scoggins and children Virginia Lee and Sammy Kay, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, a daughter of Steve Taylor.
There were a great many who were not able to attend. Friends who called to renew old acquaintance were Mrs. Ella Gilbert of Millsap, Mrs. Bertha Douglass, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Putt, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson and son Jodie, Dortha and Butch Orr, all of Santo, LaTrille Riddle of Lipan, Jo McCartney of Weatherford, and Mr. Rhinehart of Fort Worth, Frank Bernard of Mineral Wells, and K.D. Ator of Fort Worth.
F.M. and Sarah F. Taylor moved from Berea, Madison County, Kentucky to Texas in 1882, arriving in Weatherford on March 11th. A little later they moved to the Double Mountain community in the south part of Palo Pinto County. Several years later they moved to Cornish, Oklahoma, then known as the Indian Territory. The town is now known as Ringling, Oklahoma.
Mr. Taylor was a gospel preacher and a farmer up until 15 years before his death. He ran a drug store and was postmaster for several years at old Cornish.
He passed away at the age of 81 in December 1921. His wife passed away January 26, 1930. They were the parents of thirteen children, 6 girls and 7 boys, of which only two sons are living. They are Ben M. Taylor of Cyril, Oklahoma and Ike M. Taylor of Santo, Texas.