Shelby County

Harry J. Taylor



Harry J. Taylor

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 466

Harry J. Taylor, proprietor and manager of the Sidney Hardware Company, at Sidney, O., a leading business concern here, has been identified with the hardware trade since a boy. He was born at Sidney,  March 27, 1855, and is a son of Oliver J. Taylor, who is also in this line of trade.  Harry J. Taylor was educated in the public schools and afterward worked in his-father's hardware store until  1898, when he embarked in  business for himself. Mr. Taylor began in a modest way and through close attention to business and a complete knowledge of all its details, has greatly prospered. To his first quarters he has added space and now has two large rooms and two warerooms and carries a very full stock, handling everything in light and heavy hardware, farm fencing, and factory and plumbers' supplies. Mr. Taylor was united in marriage with Miss Belle Runyon, of Shelby county, and eight children have been born to them, namely: Oliver F., who is associated with his father in the store, is married and they have three children: Harold, James and Amelia Belle; Harry, who is also in the hardware business with his father; Mabel, deceased, who was the wife of Frederick Heiser, of Sidney, and they had one child, Mary Louise; James T., who is also in his father's store; and Mary, Rosanna, Cora and Julia, all of whom reside at home. Mr. Taylor is active in his citizenship, assuming responsibilities when necessary and in every possible way working for the general welfare. He belongs to several fraternal bodies including the Royal Arcanum and the Order of Ben Hur.

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