Mrs. Inez (olds) Tayntor is widely known in Erie and is among the esteemed women of Erie County where she has
spent so many years. She was born at Farmington, Ohio, March 11, 1849, and is the daughter of the late Lewis W.
and Louisa E. (Ackerly) Olds, a sketch of whom appears in this history.
Inez Olds was married to Eugene N. Tayntor, who was a native of West Eaton, N. Y., born Jan. 22, 1847, and the
son of Joseph and Marietta (Bebbe) Tayntor, both now deceased. Mr. Tayntor was manager of the Tayntor Granite Quarries
of Bane, Vt., for 20 years and died there Aug. 28, 1911, and is buried in Erie cemetery. To Eugene N. and Inez
(Olds) Tayntor two sons were born: Lewis Olds, born Nov. 3, 1886, attended the public schools of Barre, Vt., and
later assigned to the State Department of Health, Maryland, and now a medical student at the University of Maryland;
and Clark Olds, born Oct. 10, 1892, mention of whom is made below.
Clark Olds Tayntor attended the public and high schools of Barre, Vt., from which he was graduated in 1911. Four
years later he received his degree from Yale University and then entered the Law School of Harvard University.
During his senior year there he volunteered for service during the World War and served overseas with the 47th
Infantry as a first lieutenant. He was severely wounded during the second battle of the Marne, on July 28, 1918,
and was later with the Army of Occupation in Germany. He was awarded the distinguished service cross by Gen. John
J. Pershing in the absence of the president, for bravery in action. He resigned his commission Jan. 20, 1920, and
returned to Harvard Law School, where he received his degree in 1922. Mr. Tayntor is. now practicing his profession
in Erie and is connected with the firm of Brooks, English & Qinn.
Mrs. Inez Tayntor is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the Erie County Historical
Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She and her family have always been well and favorably known
in Pennsylvania and are representative of the best citizenship of the state.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
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