Obituary

Thurs. 25 Feb. 1937 Table Rock Argus, page 1, col 3

 Minerva J. (Fox) Taylor

Minerva J. Taylor, daughter of Reynolds and Mary Fox, was born at Sligo, Clarion county, Penn., Jan. 27, 1857 and departed this life at her home in Table Rock, Nebr., at 8:45 A. M. Febr. 21, 1937, being 80 years and 25 days old at the time of her death.

Her father, a Civil war soldier, died a prisoner of war in Andersonville prison.  In April 1867, when a child of ten years, she came to Nebraska with her widowed mother and two younger sisters, Alwilda and Sadie, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Nickolas Kerns and a number of other relatives who settled on homesteads near Table Rock.  Soon after coming to Nebraska the youngest sister, Sadie, died of typhoid fever.  With the exception of 18 years spent in Missouri, the greater part of Mrs. Taylor's life was spent in Table Rock.

On October 4, 1877 she was united in marriage to William L. Taylor.  After a happy married life of almost fifty years, Mr. Taylor preceded her in death February 1, 1927.  After Mr. Taylor's death, she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Alwilda Carmichael in Table Rock.  Mrs. Carmichael passed away February 3, 1930, leaving Mrs. Taylor the sole remaining member of the family.

Although in failing health for more than a year Mrs.Taylor faced the situation courageously and her never failing optimism has been inspiration to her many friends.   One friend recently remarked, "No matter how discouraged I may be, I always feel better after a talk with Minnie."  During her last illness of seven weeks Mrs. Taylor was the personification of patience, her whole thought seeming to be for those who were caring for her.  She was a faithful, consistent Christian being a member of the Christian church of Table Rock from its organization under the leadership of C. P. Evans.  She was also a member of the Rebekah lodge, the W. C. T. U. and the Women's Relief Corps.

Her nearest living relative is an uncle, O. N. Kerns of Adams, Nebr.  She also leaves a number of cousins and a host of friends to mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Table Rock Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. G. Miller.   Interment was in the Table Rock cemetery.

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