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Rose Ann Augusta (Holderby) Taylor


The Western Star, April 30, 1926.

Death of Mrs. D. E. Taylor

Mrs. D. E. Taylor, who was one of the best known and most highly respected woman of Comanche-co., died in Wesley hospital in Wichita at _ o'clock a.m. on last Saturday, April 24, 1926, following an operation on Tuesday morning for the removal of a fibrous tumor. The news was received in this county with surprise, as it was not generally known that her condition was critical. Last week she was going about as usual, and was seemingly in her usual condition of health. On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor drove to Wichita for the purpose of making a visit with Mrs. Taylor's sister, Mrs. May Chapman, and of consulting a specialist in regard to Mrs. Taylor's condition of health, which, at times during the past year or so, had not been very good. An operation was deemed by the attending physician to be advisable, and on Tuesday morning the operation was resorted to, as stated. For three days she seemed to be getting along quite well, but heart complications set in on Friday evening and from that time on she appeared to sink into a quiet sleep, from which she never awoke.

The body was brought to Coldwater on Monday and funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday from the Presbyterian church, with the pastor, Rev. W. T. Walker, in charge. A large number of the friends of the family assembled for the services, which were beautifully and impressively carried out. Rev. Walker spoke from the text, "Even so, them which sleep in Jesus shall God bring with Him." Thessolians 4:14. It was a splendid message of both hope and cheer for the living. The pastor paid a fine tribute to the fine Christian character of the deceased. A mixed chorus sang, and a mixed quartet, composed of Oscar and Tom Taylor, Mrs. Geo. Stewart and Mrs. Lewis Griffith, sang "In The Upper Garden." Many beautiful floral offerings were received. The pall bearers were Virgil R. Smith, Victor J. Allderdice, Will Avery, Walter S. Stewart, Ernest Wood and Oscar Taylor. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery.

In the passing away of Mrs. Taylor, the community loses one of its most useful and best loved citizens, the Presbyterian church, of which she had long been a faithful and active worker, one of its valued members, and the bereaved husband and sons a devoted and loving wife and mother. In her home life, as well as in all her church and social activities, Mrs. Taylor was always thoughtful of the comfort and the welfare of others, and none were more willing to help in every worthy cause. Wherever she went and whatever she did, she reflected a beautiful christian spirit, a willingness and a desire to be of some service to those about her. Kindly, hospitable and always hopeful and cheerful, she radiated the gospel of right living and of willing service in a way which won for her many devoted friends. She has gone on, but the influence for good which she leaves will live on forever. How sadly she will be missed can scarcely be told, but the good life she lived will ever be an inspiration and a help to all who knew her.

Deceased who, before her marriage was Miss Rose Ann Augusta Holderby, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Holderby, who were among the early settlers in this county. Having lived here during the greater part of her life, she made a wide circle of acquaintances and warm friends.

She was born in Macon-co., Missouri, on October 25, 1880. At the time of her death she was 45 years, 5 months and 29 days of age. When but four years of age, or in March, 1884, she came with her parents to this county, and had since made this her home. On December 29, 1901, in Wichita, she was united in marriage with David Elmer Taylor. To this union two sons were born - Clyde Curran Taylor, whose home for some time has been in Florida, and Richard Holderby Taylor of this county. Both were present at the funeral.

Besides her husband and two sons, Mrs. Taylor is survived by her father, H. O. Holderby, of Protection, also by one sister, Mrs. H. W. Chapman, of Wichita and two brothers - Grover Holderby of Protection, this county, and Cash Holderby of Drumright, Okla. One brother, James Holderby, died a few years ago. Her mother died on September 22, 1909. The bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathy of all.


Also see:

Hiram O. Holderby, father of Rose Ann Augusta (Holderby) Taylor.

Anna Martha (Johnson) Holderby, mother of Rose Ann Augusta (Holderby) Taylor.

John James Holderby, brother of Rose Ann Augusta (Holderby) Taylor.


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