Biography of Wick Taylor
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

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, Youngstown.

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 in 1898.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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