Historic Family Information

Submitted by PHGS member, April King

Grace Angela Taylor, b. 21 December 1889 at Olean, NY, d. 26 May 1992 at Allegheny Nursing Home, buried aft. 26 May 1992 at Mt. View Cemetery, Olean, NY

Father: Benjamin Underhill Taylor, b. 11 September 1854, d. 21 July 1923 at Olean, NY, buried aft. 21 July 1923 at Mt. View Cemetery, Olean, NY

Mother: Harriet May McFarland, b. 18 April 1862 at Grand Manan, N.B., d. 1 January 1944,

Married 17 December 1917 at Olean, NY.

Spouse: Hartley Fuller Pratt, b. 18 October 1893 at Rixford, PA

Father: -?- Pratt

Mother: -?- Fuller

Hartley's birth date may be 13 Oct 1893

He had at least 2 older sisters, Frances E. and Clara, may be more children. His 1st name was that of an uncle. He moved to Olean, NY as a young boy. His name and the year are written in Grace Taylor's birthday-book on the day given here.

Grace and Hartley were married at Olean Methodist Church.

No children of this union.

Grace owned a birthday-book in which are written a number of family and friend's names (in their own hand) with birth year noted. The book's title is "Birthday Greetings from Tennyson for Every Day in the Year." pub. by E. Nister: London. It has no publication date but is hand dated on the cover page "Grace A. Taylor March 21, 1912 with the initials M.J.B. in a lower corner.

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The book includes the following names at the dates given.

[??] is at names which are difficult to read and may not be correct.

7 Jan 1897 - Bernard W. Taylor

8 Jan 1890 - Bellie P. Swain [may be Dellie??]

11 Jan 1880 - J. H. Burlingham

30 Jan (1913) - Frances Jones [year is written (1913) and so, based on the other dates in the book, I suspect this is the date of signing rather than a birth date.]

2 Feb 1889 - Grace K. Veitch (1913)

5 Feb 1887 Parke B Fraim [??]

8 Feb 1865 - H. W. Spiller

16 Feb 1893 - Ethel Bevier

"XIX century" - Thomas Veitch

7 Mar 1870 - C. E. Foster [dated 12/22-12]

16 Mar 1892 - Mildred E. Baird

18 Mar 1892 - Margaret G.[??] Bussell

6 Apr 1897 - Carey Drake

27 Apr 1892 - Clare D. Spiller

9 May 1894 - Laurence W. Thompson

12 May 1884 - H.[??] Lee Neiman

13 May 1891 - Louise S. Allen

31 May 1895 - Merrill E. Spiller

7 June 1904 - Arthur T. [child's writing. This is Arthur C. True [jr.]. Later adopted by his step-father and named James Taylor Foster]

21 June 1893 - Agnes Allen

24 June 1892 - Poky [??] Eaton

27 June 1898 - Laura J. Taylor

1 July 1887 - Sara Andrews [??] Burlingham ("A lovely July Fly[??]")

2 July 1893 - Helen Shaner[??] Noble

1 Aug 1890 - Bell Findlay [may be Bill]

15 Aug 1885 - Florence Taylor King

24 Aug 188? - Jerome King [his birth year was 1887]

26 Aug 1883 - Aimee Taylor (dated Dec. 22-1912) [she was mother to Arthur True above]

6 Sep "1891" - J.P.Noble

8 Sep 1892 - Frances E. Pratt

28 Sep (1913) - Dorothy Jones [as above... prob. date signed]

9 Oct 1895 - Florence Walldorf

13 Oct 1893 - Hartley F. Pratt ("Always remember me")

[Grace's future husband]

1 Nov 1892 - Clarence O Dailey [unsure if this is O. Daily or O'Daily, no punctuation in book]

3 Nov 1890 - Clara Pratt

6 Nov "XIX century" - Jane M. Ketcham

25 Nov 1887 - Melita H. S. Killen [?? may be Spillen, Spiller, or?]

28 Nov 1897 - Perry Spiller

16 Dec 1853 - Abbie L. Spiller

21 Dec 1889 - Grace A. Taylor

28 Dec 1894 - Alice M. Taylor

at the end of the book on "Memoranda" pages is:

"Mrs. Margaret Whitcomb
345 Irving Place
Elmira, NY

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"Jocks" Daily
1217 Main St.
Lafayette Ind.

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Leon Walker
Williamsport Pa.
c/o Dickenson Seminary

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Frances Jones
Allentown Pa."

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"From March 16 - April 21 1916

Miss Grace Taylor, Miss Nellie Swain, visited Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Noble at their home at 2727 - 5th St. Port Arthur Texas. The weather was very pleasant. "They came. The town was rolsting[??] fine I was waiting in the gloaming The train five hours behind[??] time."

Sealed:
J.P.Noble"

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