Biography of Bruce L. Taylor
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BRUCE L. TAYLOR.
Bruce L. Taylor, a progressive business man of St. Helena, was born in St. Claire county, Missouri, on the 9th of September, 1887, and was reared on his father's farm, securing his educational training in the public schools of that locality. In 1907 he started out on his own account, taking up electrical work, at which he was employed in various parts of the country and in British Columbia. For a while he worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Nevada and then was in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad in Idaho and Montana. In 1910 he went to Los Angeles, California, and worked for the Edison Electric Company, afterward working for the telephone company there and also for the Postal Telegraph Company. Later he was employed in Arizona and Nevada, where he remained until June 24, 1912, when he joined the Great Western Power Company, at Napa, with which he remained until 1917, when he went to the Mare Island navy yard and there worked in the electrical department during the war period. After that he was with the Earl G. Wilson Electric Company until 1920, when he came to St Helena and started in the electrical business on his own account, and in the summer of 1925 he admitted R. H. Wydener to a partnership in the business.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World. He was married to Miss Barbara Reardon, who is a native of Napa county, and they are the parents of a son, John.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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