Biography of E. Bert Taylor
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





E. Bert Taylor is a leading citizen and a foremost business man of Columbus, where he is identified with the real estate firm of J. E. Troutman, Inc. He was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, January 17, 1874, the son of Daniel and Mary Olive (Hogle) Taylor.

Daniel Taylor, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, October 14, 1832, and spent his early life as a farmer and carpenter. As a young man he enlisted for service in the Civil War and saw active service with the First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, being honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant. After the close of the war Mr. Taylor returned to Ohio and followed his trade as a carpenter until the time of his retirement. He died October 1, 1926, and his wife, born March 5, 1834, died March 2, 1913. Both are buried at Bloomingburg, Fayette County, Ohio. Mr. Taylor was a Republican, a member of the Baptist Church, and belonged to the Masonic Lodge. He was past commander of Judy Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and belonged to the First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Association. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs Taylor: Samuel J., lives at Bloomingburg, Ohio; John H., lives at Columbus, Ohio; Edward L., a Spanish-American War veteran, lives at Carmel, California; Hattie E., who died in 1922; and E. Bert, the subject of this sketch.

The boyhood of E. Bert Taylor was spent in Coshocton County, Ohio, and he is a graduate of Bloomingburg High School. He taught in the schools of Fayette County, Ohio, for a period of eleven years and in 1905 became associated with his brother, J. H. Taylor, in the mercantile business. Later, E. L. Taylor, became a partner in the business, which was thereafter known as Taylor Brothers. In 1914 E. Bert Taylor sold his interest and in January, 1916, came to Columbus, where he became interested in the real estate business. He has been identified with the real estate firm of J. E. Troutman, Inc., since 1922 and is numbered among the dependable realtors of the city.

On December 27, 1891, Mr. Taylor was united in marriage with Miss Reta M. Allen, the daughter of Theodore and Mary (Patten) Allen, of Washington Court House, Ohio. Mr. Allen died February 14, 1929, and his widow lives at Bloomingburg, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are the parents of a daughter, Helen, who is the wife of Oscar Ellis Everett, of Columbus.

Mr. Taylor is active in politics and is a staunch Republican. He holds membership in the First Baptist Church, and has the following lodge affiliations: Bloomingburg Lodge No. 449, Free & Accepted Masons; Temple Chapter, R. A. M.; Mt. Vernon Commandery, K. T.; Scioto Consistory, 32nd degree; Aladdin Temple; Columbus Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Eagles Club; and Demonia Chapter.

Mr. Taylor is president of the Buckeye Republican Club.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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