WICK TAYLER, one of Youngstown's leading business men, who is prominently identified with insurance and real
estate interests in the city and vicinity, was born at Youngstown, Ohio, October 2, 1855, and is a son of Hon.
Robert Walker and Rachel K. (Wick) Tayler.
The late Robert Walker Tayler, a separate sketch of whom may be found in this volume, was one of the distinguished
public citizens of Ohio for almost forty years. He served Youngstown in many official positions, his county in
responsible offices, his state in the halls of legislation, and his nation as comptroller of the United States
treasury. His whole life was passed in association with makers of history, and his services stand with those of
the greatest for fidelity to the charges entrusted to him. He died February 25, 1878. His second marriage, to Rachel
Kirtland Wick, united him to one of the most prominent families in the Mahoning valley, in point of wealth, age
and culture. Of the seven children of this union, the subject of this sketch was the eldest born.
During the period of the Civil War, Wick Tayler, then a child, resided at Columbus, where he enjoyed superior educational
advantages. In 1876 he engaged in teaching, in which occupation he spent several years, but subsequently accompanied
his father when the latter was called to Washington. There, for a number of years, he filled an important Government
office, but when released returned to his native city to pursue a business career and enjoy a home among the beautiful
surroundings of his early childhood. After his return, he took up the study of law under the preceptorship of General
Thomas W. Sanderson. Subsequently, in 1897, it was General Sanderson who nominated him for the state legislature,
to which he was duly elected and served with distinction.
Mr. Tayler is probably the best informed insurance and real estate man in Mahoning County, his close attention
having been given to this branch of business for many years. He has the handling of a large amount of valuable
property, both in city and country, and makes investments for outside parties. A large amount of capital has been
placed in this city through his representations. His commodious offices are located at No. 30 West Federal street,
June 14, 1900, Mr. Tayler was married to Anna C. Canfield, who is a daughter of James Canfield, and they have one
child, Elizabeth Rachel. Mr. and Mrs. Tayler enjoy a beautiful home at No. 1356 Emma street, Youngstown. They are
members of the Presbyterian Church.
Politically Mr. Tayler has been a lifelong Republican and takes a very active part in politics. He has been very
active in military affairs, having belonged to the National Rifles of Washington, D. C.
Mr. Tayler is the author of the ballot voting machine law, which he introduced in the Ohio house of representatives
20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897
Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies
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