John Wadleigh Taylor (1840 – )

“TAYLOR. John Wadleigh, real estate; born at Rockford, Ill., Nov. 14. 1840; son of John W. and Jane P. (Wadleigh) Taylor, former of Ballston Spa, N. Y.. and later of Keene. N. H.; educated at Beloit College, Beloit, Wis., scientific course of two years. Began In real estate business, 1886; president and treasurer Taylor Realty Co. President Minnesota Audubon Society; secretary Good Roads Association of Ramsey Co.; director St. Paul Humane Society. Enlisted as private in Co. I, 1st Iowa Vols., was appointed quartermaster sergeant of the 12th Iowa Regiment, and most of the time acted as quartermaster of regiment; afterwards on duty as courier, etc., at Gen. Rosecrans’ headquarters. Republican. Episcopalian. Master and Royal Arch Mason, Knight Templar. Married at Dubuque, Ia., 18fi4, to Sarah W. Ware. Clubs: Minnesota, White Bear Yacht (originator and first commodore of the Inland Lake Yachting Association). Recreations: Yachting, canoeing, hunting, fishing and nature studies. Office: Globe Bldg. Residence: 1127 Summit Av., St. Paul.”

Source:  The Book of Minnesotans, by Albert Nelson Marquis, A.N. Marquis & Co., Chicago, 1907, page 506

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