Shelby County

Percy R. Taylor



Percy R. Taylor

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 618

    attorney at law and a representative citizen of Sidney, O., was born in the great city of Birmingham, England, January 8, 1872. and is a son of F. D. and Catherine (Camppbell) Taylor. F. D. Taylor was born in England and became a mining and civil engineer and in a professional capacity came to Canada and while there was married. Afterward he went back to England but subsequently returned to Canada, where his wife died in March, 1888, he surviving until 1895. They had four children: Percy Radcliffe: Nora, who is the wife of Charles Price Green, of Toronto, Canada; Claud, who is manager of a branch of the Union Bank of New Liskeard, Canada; and Naomi, who is  the wife of Gordon McCullough of Toronto. Percy Radcliffe Taylor was the second born in the above family and during two years of early life, lived in Switzerland. He was ten years old when the family came from England to Toronto and up to the age of thirteen years he was instructed by a governess in his home. He then spent one year in the public schools of Ontario and for two years was a student at Bishop's College, at Lenoxville, province of Quebec, completing his high course there. His first business experience was as a bookkeeper for a contracting firm for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. On July 4, 1892,
he came to Sidney, O., where he accepted a position as reporter on the old Sidney Journal and remained with that publication until June, 1898, in August of the following year becoming editor of the Piqua Dispatch, at Piqua, O., and additionally, until April, 1900, was interested in the publishing of law books with the Lanning Publishing Company. Mr. Taylor then became proofreader for the Western Publishing Company at St. Paul, Minn., and continued until March, 1901, when he accepted a position as traveling salesman, his territory being Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, and afterwards Ohio, and continued on the road until the fall of 1905. In the meanwhile he had utilized all his spare moments in the study of law and in 1903 he took the bar examination at Columbus, having been encouraged in this ambition by his wife, and passed very creditably and on September I, 1905, opened his law office at Sidney,
where he had already a wide circle of friends. On October 1, 1905, he reentered the employ of the Western Publishing Company and in one month organized a department for them and then returned to his professional work at Sidney, where he has resided ever since and has rapidly built up a practice. He is a member of the Shelby County Bar Association and has been active and energetic in furthering the interests of the Commercial Club at Sidney and served as its president from 1910 until 1911.     Mr. Taylor was married February 27, 1897, to Miss Dorothy Cary, of Sidney, and they have one daughter, Claribel, who was born October 12, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor attend the Episcopal church. Fraternally he is identified with the Knights of Pythias and the D. O. K. K. In politics he is a republican, and he stands high both as a citizen and as a member of the bar.

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