Robert W. Taylor


     Robert Wishart Taylor, son of John and Mary Taylor, was born Dec. 16, 1860, at Hawesville, Ky., and died at the Pawnee hospital April 18, 1945, aged 84 years, 4 months and 2 days.

     He came to Nebraska in 1864 with his parents, who settled on a farm between Table Rock and Pawnee City.  On this farm he grew to manhood.

     He was united in marriage to H. Elizabeth Carmichael June 27, 1894.   To this union were born three sons, Ralph, Virgil and Warren.   Ralph and Warren died in infancy.

     Mr. Taylor and his wife retired from the farm in 1919 and moved to Pawnee City.   His wife preceded him in death Sept. 5, 1939.

     About three years ago, because of failing eyesight and other infirmities, he gave up his residence here and made his home at the hospital.

     Until his last illness he was able to be up and about nearly every day, but as the weight of his years and physical failing kept him bedfast, only staunch, sturdy vitality and the expert, kindly ministrations of those caring for him enabled him to linger yet a while with his relatives and friends.

     He is survived by his son, Virgil V., who is on the original Taylor homestead; one brother, Ed D. Taylor of Table Rock, one sister, Mrs. E. M. Pangburn of Republican City, and a step-brother, Frank Wyman of Berkeley, Calif.

     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Wherry chapel, in charge of Rev. H. A. Thompson and interment was in the Pawnee City cemetery.

     Card of Thanks

     I wish to gratefully acknowledge the kindnesses and express thanks to Dr. W. R. Boyer and the hospital staff for the professional and interested care given my father during his illness at the hospital; also to sincerely acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy at his passing.

     Virgil V. Taylor