T. P. TAYLOR, M. D., one of the skilled physicians and surgeons of Celina, was born in Mercer County, Ohio,
and is a son of the late Dr. James Taylor.
Dr. James Taylor was born in Wayne County, Ohio. He graduated from the Cincinnati Eclectic Medical Institute and
engaged in medical practice first in Wayne County, and later at Beaver Dam and through Allen and Hancock counties.
Representation being made to him that a fine field for work was open at Portland, Indiana, he started overland
for that point, but at that time transportation was difficult and when he reached Celina he was persuaded to settle
here, where a physician was needed, instead of going to his intended destination in Indiana. Dr. Taylor continued
to practice medicine in Mercer County for over a half century, becoming prominent in his profession and esteemed
as a man. He died in September, 1903, aged 82 years and 6 months. During the Civil War he was particularly active
in support of the government and was a member of a military committee in Mercer County.
T. P. Taylor completed his literary education at the Ohio Normal University at Ada, and in 1879 entered the Cincinnati
Eclectic Medical Institute as had his honored father before him, and was graduated in June, 1881. He entered into
practice in connection with his father and so continued until 1888, when he bought a drug store, which he has conducted
ever since. He is a member of the American Medical Association and of the Mercer County Medical Society.
In May, 1891, Dr. Taylor was married to Rosa O'Neil, a daughter of John O'Neil, and they have one son, Neil Edward.
Dr. Taylor is a stockholder in the Home Telephone Company and in the Mercer County Building and Loan Association.
He is an enterprising, public spirited citizen, is interested in local politics and has served on the Village Council.
He belongs to the Knights of Pythias, the Maccabees and the Masons.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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