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Memorable Manitobans: William Taylor (1835-1898)


Born at Lincolnshire, England on 22 May 1835, he came to Canada as a young man and settled in Peel County, Ontario. There, on 5 March 1861, he married Marietta Jane Plummer and in time had nine children: Minnie Elizabeth Taylor, Thomas Eli Taylor, Robert Gardner Taylor, Matthew Learoyd Taylor, Allan Reid Taylor, John Wesley Taylor, William Ralph Taylor, James Harrison Taylor, and Fawcett G. Taylor. The family came to Manitoba in 1874 and settled at Meadow Lea. He moved to Winnipeg in 1888 then to Portage la Prairie in 1893. He died at Portage la Prairie on 14 September 1898.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

The Tread of the Pioneers by Joseph H. Metcalfe, 1932.

“30 descendants of noted pioneer meet at reunion,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 July 1934, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2016

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