Biography of William P. Taylor
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Taylor, William P., Buffalo, son of Daniel R. and Phebe (Myers) Taylor, was born at State Line, N. Y., April 15, 1846. After completing his school education be learned telegraphy and was employed by the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railroad at North East, Pa., for a short time, after which he was transferred to the Buffalo office and was subsequently made train dispatcher, in which capacity he continued for several years. In 1873 he was appointed superintendent of the Buffalo division. In April, 1878, he was made general manager of the Canada Southern (now the Michigan Central) railroad, with headquarters at St. Thomas, Canada. In 1886 he purchased the interest of A. W. Morgan, junior member of the firm of Bingham & Morgan, founders, in Buffalo, and has since been connected with that business. Aside from his extensive business affairs, Mr. Taylor is a lover of horses and is the owner of some very fine and promising animals. He was the owner of the first horse (Mascot) that made a mile in 2:04. He now owns Rena R., with a four year old record of 2:16¼, and the Guy Wilkes mare, Lucina Wilkes, 2:243¼. He is a member of the Buffalo. Ellicott and Country Clubs and of the Masonic fraternity.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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