Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FRANK S. TAYLOR, postmaster of
Leavenworth, Chelan county, was born in Indiana, March 20, 1853.
His parents were both natives of New York, his grandfather, John having
been a soldier in the War of 1812. His great-grandfather, on his
father's side, was a Revolutionary patriot. Silas S. Taylor, his
father, was for many years a leading physician. His father was a
blacksmith by trade, but was also a devout and consistent Methodist Episcopalian
clergyman. Silas S. Taylor died in Fayette county, Iowa, in February,
1866. His wife, the mother of our subject, Esther (Came) Taylor,
passed away in Iowa in 1870.
Our subject was educated in Indiana, attending
the public schools until the age of thirteen years. He then removed
to Iowa, where he lived until the age of twenty-eight, learning during
this time the jeweler's trade. Failure of his health compelled him
to seek outdoor employment, and for the nine years subsequent he followed
railroad business. Again becoming identified with the jewelry trade,
he opened a store at Glasgow, Montana, where he remained five years, going
thence to Leavenworth, Chelan county, in 1893, where he now conducts a
jewelry and watchmaking establishment. December 30, 1902, he was
Mr. Taylor has three brothers and one half-sister,
Edward J., Charles L. and Arthur W., residents of Iowa, and Mary, wife
of Byron McClure, of Michigan.
December 27, 1892, Mr. Taylor was united in
marriage to Emma Denwayes, a native of St. John, New Brunswick. The
ceremony was performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Taylor has
two children by his first wife, their names are Clinton L. and Minnie M.
Mr. Taylor is a prominent member of the Independent
Order of Foresters, and at present is district deputy, high chief ranger
and senior woodward of the high court. He is also chief ranger of
Court Icicle, No. 3553, of Leavenworth, Washington.
Politically he is a Republican, has been delegate
to numerous county conventions, and at present is precinct committeeman.
In his party affiliations he is an ardent and enthusiastic worker.