ROBERT M. TAYLOR, a gentleman of considerable mercantile experience, and an energetic and competent business
man and successful merchant of Hovey township, is a son of James and Nancy (McMurry) Taylor, and was born on the
old homestead farm in county Down, Ireland, June 13, 1848. His father, James Taylor, was born in 1800, in county
Down, Ireland, where he was a farmer all his life, and where he died, in 1884, at the advanced age of eighty four
years. He was a member of the Episcopal church, He married Nancy MeMurry, who is now residing at her home in her
native county (Down), in the eighty fifth year of her age.
Robert M. Taylor was reared on his father's farm in Ireland, and received his education in the excellent schools
of his native county. In 1870, at the age of twenty two, he came to the United States and located where he now
resides. In the same year be became a clerk in the general mercantile store of his brother-in-law, J. A. Morgan,
with whom he remained for six years. At the end of that time he entered Duff's Business college, of Pittsburgh,
at which he was a student for two months, and afterwards was engaged for two months as an assistant teacher in
that useful business institution. He then returned to Hovey township, where he was engaged in the Oil business
for two years, afterwards working for four years in the Parker City glass factory as a mixer. In September, 1884,
he opened his present mercantile establishment, opposite Foxburg, Clarion county, this State, where he has been
successfully engaged ever since in the mercantile business. His store is filled with an ample stock of general
merchandise, and he has succeeded in establishing a good and paying trade. His goods are first class in quality,
reasonable in price and varied in assortment to suit the wants of his many patrons.
In 1887 Mr. Taylor was married to Rosetta Taylor, daughter of Robert Taylor, of Ireland. Their union has been blest
with three children, two sons and one daughter: William E., Mary A. and Samuel J.
R. M. Taylor is a republican in politics and a prohibitionist on the liquor question, and has served as school
director of his township. He is a member and also an eider of the Presbyterian church of Parker City, aud a member
of the United Friends.
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