Biography of William E. Taylor
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Taylor, William E., late of Fulton, was the founder of one of its most important industries, the Taylor Brothers Knife Works. He was born at Windsor, Vt., in 1817. He first located at Chicopee Falls. Mass., making their various specialties in edged tools. During the late war he received large government contracts for swords and small arms. In 1863 he came to Fulton and began the manufacture of machine knives at the upper bridge, removing the plant three years later to its present location, and during the succeeding twenty years built up and operated a large and increasing business, in which his eldest son, H. L., is now associated. Mr. Taylor retired from the factory to a farm in Volney in 1886, where his latter years where spent. His death in 1889 was mourned by Fulton as a personal loss. His first wife was Susan Whiting of Bellows Falls, Vt., mother of four children, of whom H. L. alone survives. His second marriage, in 1867, was to Sarah Lambert Moss, who was born at Bethlehem, Conn. Their only child is William E., born in 1872, who is engaged in business as a machinist and repairer of bicycles near his home on Fourth street.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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