Mr. Taylor was operating a saddle and harness business in Hamilton in
1897. He was born in Fayette County, in 1857 and came to Hamilton County
in 1884. While living here he was in the livery stable business,
undertaking business, and furniture business before starting his saddle
and harness shop. "His place of business is a commodious rock
building, two stories high, on the north side of the squre that he had
constructedwith special regard to his business," says the 1897
Herald. The Strand Theatre, operated by Harold Stroud, is now (1938)
located in that building.
Mr. Taylor was the father of Mrs. Jessie Rigney of near Hamilton.
[Jessie Taylor married W. B. Rigney on April 16,
1907--Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 4, p. 439.]
HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS --Vol. 8, No.10
THE CARLTON CITIZEN --Vol. 30, No. 23
Hamilton County, TX
Friday, June 24, 1938