Fonds PR3945 - Harry W. Taylor fonds

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Harry W. Taylor fonds

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PR3945

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  • [191-]-1927 (Creation)

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4 photographs.

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(1876-1968)

Biographical history

Harry William Taylor was born in Orangeville, ON in 1876 and spent the early part of his life in Woodstock, ON. He studied at the Toronto School of Embalming before becoming an undertaker and funeral director. He moved to Alberta sometime in the early 1900s and set up a funeral home in Strathcona by 1910. He also owned a funeral home in Lamont, AB by the 1920s. As part of his services, he owned and operated what might have been the first motorized ambulance in Alberta.

Harry Taylor married Mary Delilah Ince (1879-1953) in Oakville, ON, and together they had eight children: Evelyn (Smith) (1903-2005), Harold (1906-1991) Alice (Ross) (1908-1995), Lilly (Bennett) (1910-2000), Gordon (1912-1912), George (1913-1997), Frank (1915-1922), Stan (1917-1999). He later married Jean Taylor.

Harry Taylor died on 11 June 1968 in Edmonton.

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The fonds consists of photographs of Harry W. Taylor with his motorized ambulance, his hearse, his funeral home in Lamont, and his funeral home on Whyte Avenue in Strathcona.

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The photographs were donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1978 by Ted Smith. The relation of Ted Smith to Harry W. Taylor is unknown. The provenance of the records prior to donation is unknown.

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      Includes accession PR1978.0264A.

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