Archive for the ‘John Dodson Taylor III 1943-1959’ Category

Eagle Scout, 1959   Leave a comment

Eagle Scout 01

Eagle Scout 02

All Scans by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

The Trion Facts, Trion, Georgia, December 9, 1959, Page 16

Scout of the Year, 1959   Leave a comment

Scout 02

Scout 01

Scout 03

All Scans by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

The Trion Facts, Trion, Georgia, December 23, 1959

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My Father, Early 1950s   Leave a comment

Dad Early 1950s

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

John Dodson Taylor III, June 1944   Leave a comment

June 1944 01

Scans Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

The writing on the back of this image indicates that “Jackie” Marsh is holding my father, John Dodson Taylor, III (1943-2014), in June 1944.  They are behind the family house in Summerville, Georgia.

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The photographs in this set come from a “Panel Print Album” I retrieved from my father’s possessions after his recent death.

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Panel Print Album 02

Panel Print Album 01

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June 1944 03

Here is a photograph of Alex Marsh holding my father.  This is also good view of the back of the old north wing of the house.  That wing has not existed since the 1960s.

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June 1944 02

The caption on the back of this photograph indicates that “Mama Nell” is hold my father.  That appears to be “Jackie” Marsh on the right.  They are, of course, behind the house.  “Mama Nell” does not seem to resemble my grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001), for I have photographs of her from that time.

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June 1944 04

Here is a photograph of my father on Little Gene’s pony.  “Little Gene” was Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Jr. (1928-2012), who lived next door.

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Obituary for Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Jr.   Leave a comment

EUGENE STODDARD TAYLOR, JR. (1928-2012)

Eugene Stoddard Taylor Jr., 83, of Summerville, Ga., died Thursday, January 12, 2012, in the local nursing home.

A native of northwest Georgia, he was born to the late Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Sr. and the late Adeline Wright Taylor on May 22, 1928. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Presbyterian Church, served in the U.S. Marines during Korea, and was a retired attorney-at-law.

Surviving are daughter, Elizabeth Taylor Archer of Chattanooga; son, Eugene S. Taylor, III of Atlanta; granddaughter, Hannah Archer; and grandson, Jamie Archer.

Graveside service will be held Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m. in the family lot of Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Mike Penson officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 15 at the Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Jr.

Source = http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012/1/13/217245/Taylor-Eugene-Stoddard-Jr.-Summerville.aspx

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Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Sr. (1890-1944) was the elder brother of my grandfather, John Dodson Taylor, Jr. (1905-1976).  Thus Eugene, Jr. (1928-2012), and my father, John Dodson Taylor, III (1943-2014), were first cousins.

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Taylor House, Summerville, Georgia   Leave a comment

Summerville House Perhaps 1950s

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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This is an undated photograph of the John D. Taylor, Sr.-Jr., house in Summerville, Georgia.  It seems to come from the 1960s.  The car is a 1959 Mercury which my grandfather, John Dodson Taylor, Jr. (1905-1976), bought in 1962 or 1963.  The Volkswagen belonged to Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Jr. (1928-2012).  The context seems to be a family reunion.

This was the house into which my grandfather, John D. Taylor, Jr., entered the world in 1905.  My grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor spent most her life there also.  My father and uncle grew up there, and my mother, sister, and I lived there for a time.

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John D. Taylor, Jr., and John D. Taylor, III, June 1944   Leave a comment

John D. Taylor III and Jr. 1944

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

This is the best scan I can make of the photograph, part of which seems to be overexposed.

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My father and his father, behind the old house in Summerville, Georgia, in June 1944

Those interested in the architectural history of the structure might want to pay attention to the back of the north wing.  That wing has not existed since the early 1960s.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Eulogy for My Father   1 comment

Nell Taylor and Probably Jack Taylor

Above:  My Grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor, with My Father, 1943

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EULOGY FOR JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, III (NOVEMBER 21, 1943-OCTOBER 30, 2014)

MARTHA MCDONALD MOORE CHAPEL, MAGNOLIA MANOR, AMERICUS, GEORGIA

NOVEMBER 2, 2014

Before I departed Athens last Thursday, I posted a notice of Dad’s impending death in the Facebook group of my parish, St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church.  Many of my fellow parishioners expressed sympathy and informed me of their prayers not only for me but for my family also.  One person commented on my Facebook page that I am a “living tribute” to Dad.  That thought had not occurred to me, but may the sentiment be accurate.

Each of us carries the legacies of other people, extending back into generations immemorial.  Much of Dad’s influence is evident in me, from my bookish ways to my preference for classical music.  Most important, though, are lessons in faith and mere decency, which he taught primarily via a pattern of mundane deeds.  Among my earliest memories is one, from the late 1970s, of him preaching and mentioning the “presence of God.”  I, being a concrete thinker at the time, was confused, for I saw no wrapped packages with tags reading “To Ken from God.”  I see clearly, with the benefit of hindsight, how many presents (even some in wrapped boxes) God gave me via Dad.  The best such gifts, however, are intangible.  And they are for the benefit of others, not just myself.  Dad taught me that also.

Now he belongs to the Church Triumphant.  This being All Saints’ Sunday, a verse from “For All the Saints” is doubly appropriate:

O blest communion, fellowship divine!

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;

Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.

Alleluia.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 1, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

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These were my prepared comments.  I remained close to them as I extended them.–KRT

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http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/the-long-goodbye/

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Descendants of John Barrett and William Winburn (VII)   Leave a comment

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF ROBERT WESLEY BARRETT (1860-1924) AND SARAH JANE WINBURN BARRETT (1838-1883), PART II

Descendants 08B

Descendants 08C

Descendants 09A

Scans Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Robert Wesley Barrett (1860-1924) was the first child of William Wesley Barrett (1835-1911) and Sarah Jane Winburn Barrett (1838-1883) and the father of George Washington Barrett (1873-1956), my great-grandfather.  Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) was my grandmother.

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My Uncle and Father, Early 1950s   Leave a comment

Randy and Dad at the Euclid Avenue House, Early 1950s

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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My Uncle Randy (born in 1945) and my father, John Dodson Taylor, III (born in 1943), at the Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, home of their grandparents, George Washington Barrett (1873-1956) and Nellie Seguin Fox Barrett (1876-1958), in the early 1950s

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