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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
L. S. Taylor, a progressive and representative farmer of Cream Ridge township, was born in Maryland, August 16, 1867, a son of Samuel C. and Mary A. (Day) Taylor. The father settled in Livingston county in 1869 and from that date until his death in December, 1895, was engaged in farming, becoming during that time a widely known and prominent agriculturist. He was a man of broad education and winning personality. He had the misfortune to lose his eyesight eighteen years before his death. He was survived by his wife until 1899, both passing away at the age of seventy-three. They are buried in Ward cemetery, in Cream Ridge township.
L. S. Taylor acquired a limited education in the public schools of the district but before he had advanced very far in his studies his father was stricken with blindness and the boy was obliged to assume heavy responsibilities. He aided in the management of the homestead until he was twenty-one years of age and then purchased land of his own which he cultivated for some time, later disposing of the property to engage in the real-estate business. He has now resumed his farming operations and has a fine property of one hundred and twenty acres in Cream Ridge township, highly improved and developed. He follows always the most progressive methods in the conduct of the farm and has been rewarded by abundant harvests for the care and labor which he bestows upon the fields.
In Cream Ridge township, September 2, 1891, Mr. Taylor was united in marriage to Miss Mary Broyles, a daughter of Michael and Rachel (Siler) Broyles, the former an early settler in this part of Missouri. He makes his home with his son-in-law, his wife the having passed away in 1900. She is buried in the May cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are the parents of five children: Ernie, a farmer in Cream Ridge township; Leister, who is residing at home; Emmett and Samuel, who are attending school; and Marie. Mr. Taylor is a democrat, but has never desired public office, preferring to give his undivided attention to his business affairs, which are very capably conducted, so that he is justly classed with the prominent farmers of the county.