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Joseph Edward Taylor

Birthplace: Horsham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 13, 1913 (82)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Edward Taylor and Ann Taylor
Husband of Harriet Aribell Woolley; Lisadore Taylor; Clara Ann Taylor; Mary Duckworth and Louisa Rebecca Taylor
Father of Samuel Moore Taylor; Joseph Edward Taylor; Mahonri Moriancumer Taylor; Ida Irene Taylor; Clara Ann Taylor and 9 others

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About Joseph Edward Taylor

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Joseph Edward Taylor (December 11, 1830 – February 13, 1913) was a member of the Utah House of Representatives and the leading Sexton in Salt Lake City.

Taylor was born in Horsham, Sussex, England to George Edward Grove Taylor and his wife the former Ann Wicks. He was raised in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. At age fifteen he moved to Hull, Yorkshire, England. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at this place in 1846. In 1848 he began serving as an LDS missionary in England. In January 1851 he left England to come to Utah. Due to his falling ill in St. Louis on he did not come to Utah until 1852. He originally worked as a cabinet maker and set up his undertaking business in 1862.

In 1875 Taylor went on a mission to Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Beginning in 1876 he served for many years as the second counselor to Angus M. Cannon in the presidency of the Salt Lake Stake, which at the time covered all of Salt Lake County. Taylor became first councillor in the Salt Lake Stake presidency in 1884. Taylor was elected to the Utah State House of representatives in 1896.

In 1904 the Salt Lake Stake was divided into four stakes and Taylor was released from the presidency. He was then called as a patriarch.

Taylor had four wives. He had 10 children with his first wife, Louisa Rebecca Capener. Among his children by another of his wives, Lisadore Williams, was Alma O. Taylor, who was a key figure in the start of the Japanese Mission of the LDS Church.

(son of George Edward Groves Taylor and Ann Wicks of Horsham, Sussex county, England). Born December 11, 1830, Horsham. Came to Utah September 6, 1852, Joseph Outhouse company.

   Married:	Louisa R. Capener 1855, Salt Lake City (daughter of William R. Capener and Sarah Verender of Cleveland, Ohio, pioneers 1850). She was born 1835.
   Their children:
           Joseph William, married Margret Littlefair;
           Lillian, married Joseph S. Richards;
           Eleanor, married D. A. Engler;
           Edward T., married Fannie Mulholland;
           Annie R., married Daniel Higgins;
           Alvin V., married Blanch Powers;
           Elizabeth, married Benjamin J. Beer;
           Josephine, married William F. Beer;
           Jennie, married Edward Snyder.
   Family home Salt Lake City.
   Married:	Jane Capener.
   Their children:
           Jane, married George Alexander;
           Margret Wicks, married Fred Cluff.
   Married:	Lisadore Williams at Salt Lake City.
   Their children:
           Samuel M., married Lucile Badger;
           Alma O.
   Married:	Clara Sudberry.
   Their children:
           Ruth, married August Tohmstorff;
           Lisadore, married William Campbell;
           Joseph E., died;
           Mahonri M., married Cora Platt;
   Married:	Harriett A. Woolley.

Member 31st quorum seventies; missionary to central states 1875-76; high councilor; 2nd counselor to president of Salt Lake stake 28 years; counselor in bishopric of 11th ward; patriarch. City sexton many years. Member 2d state legislature. Undertaker and casket manufacturer. Died February 17, 1913, Salt Lake City. Sources: article: Joseph_Edward_Taylor
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 349
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1202
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Joseph Edward Taylor's Timeline

December 11, 1830
Horsham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
January 16, 1855
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
January 23, 1857
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
December 31, 1858
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
December 23, 1877
Age 47
Charleston, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
March 11, 1880
Age 49
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
February 10, 1883
Age 52
Charleston, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
February 22, 1888
Age 57
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
January 25, 1890
Age 59
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States