Mason Taylor

Born: Jan 18, 1823
Loc: Washington Co. NY
Died: Aug. 3, 1909
Loc: Richardson, Lopez Island,
San Juan Co. WA
Bur: Unknown
Occupation:  Farmer
Father: George Taylor
Mother: Martha Hulett
Married: 1845 at Ogle Co. IL
Spouse: Jane Curtis
Nathan G./William Mason/Jennie Florence
IL Marriage Index:
Date: 02/25/1845
License No. 00000291
County: OGLE
1850 Census: Eagle Twp, Ogle Co, IL
1860 Census: Payne Point, Pine Rock, Ogle Co. IL
1870 Census: Pine Rock, Ogle Co. IL
1900 Census:  Railroad Precinct, Columbia Co. WA
Obituary: Death of Mason Taylor
A Washington Pioneer Summoned to his Reward
Mason Taylor of Richardson, a resident of Washington for more then thirty years, and who was familiarly known as "Grandpa" Taylor by his many friends on Lopez Island, was called by his maker to his final rest, August 3, 1909, at the advanced age of 86 years, 6 months and 24 days. Death resulted presumably from old age, after a short illness. Mr. Taylor was a genial, kindly gentleman and always had a pleasant word for all whom he had contact with, which endeared him in the hearts of his neighbors and whose sympathy means much to the relatives. Mason Taylor was born in Washington County, New York, Jan. 18, 1823. At the age of 10 years he moved with his parents to Ogle County, Illinois, where he grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Miss. Jane Curtis in 1845. During the year 1878 they moved to Columbia county, this state, where they resided 24 years until taking up their residence on Lopez Island some seven years ago. He was a member of the Masonic order of over 50 year's standing and at the time of his death held his membership at the Columbia county lodge. Besides a host of friends he leaves two sons, Nathan of Seattle, and W. N. of Richardson, and one daughter Mrs. C. I. Range of Richardson, also 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Healey at the home of W. M. Taylor.