EMILE G. TAYLOR, son of John L. Taylor, was born May 9, 1870, in the village of Owego. He received his education
in the public schools of his native village and later studied law at Cornell university, graduating with the class
of 1890. Mr. Taylor after leaving school was appointed deputy postmaster of Owego, which office he held until 1894,
when he became interested in the Owego dairy company of which .he is manager. Mr. Taylor is also interested with
his father and brother, Robert J., in the breeding of Guernsey cattle. On June 28, 1893, he married with Theresa
K. Mersereau, daughter of George J. and Adaline (Steele) Mersereau. She was born March 10, 1872, near Apalachin.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have one child, John Laning Taylor, 2d. Mr. Taylor is a member of Ahwaga Tribe, I. O. R. M.
Adaline Steele Merserean, daughter of Lucius and Maria Steele was born at Apalachin, June 4th, 1837. On July 1,
1851, she was married with George J. Mersereau, who was born near Apalachin, November 20, 1836. Mr. and Mrs. Mersereau
had eight children: Hannah J. (Mrs. Emmet Wicks, of Owego), Sarah S. (Mrs. C. D. Mann, of Milwaukee, Wis.), Gertrude
(Mrs. W. B. Richards, of Kansas City, Mo.), Clara (Mrs. Percy Thompson, of Kansas City), Harmon D., Theresa K.
(Mrs. Emile G. Taylor), Laura (Mrs. Frank Truman), and George J. Mr. Mersereau died May 24, 1880.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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