SCOTT TAYLOR, a prominent jeweler of Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, is one of the most progressive citizens of the town. He is a public spirited man, lending his assistance to all movements which are for the development and advancement of the community. Mr. Taylor was born in Fowler township, Trumbull county, Ohio, December 10, 1855, and is a son of Hannibal Taylor, who was a native of Massachusetts.
Scott Taylor received his primary school ing in his native county, and in 1871 went from Ohio to Towanda, Butler county, Kansas, to live. He was engaged in clerical work there for several years, and in 1876 decided to locate in Oswego. Accordingly, in that year, he moved to Oswego, and embarked in the jewelry business. He has carried on that business successfully ever since, and has a large patronage. His stock is of the best, and his manner of dealing with customers is characteristic of the man, who is thoroughly imbued with honesty and the spirit of fair dealing. In connection with the jewelry store, he also conducts an optical department.
Mr. Taylor was united in marriage, in 1876, with Clara Wheeler, a daughter of George Wheeler, of Butler county, Kansas. They are the parents of three children, namely: A. Ray, who assists his father in the store; Merle C., who is with Montgomery & Company, of Oswego; and Wayne W., a student. Mr. Taylor is a member of Adams Lodge, No. 63, A. F. & A. M., of Oswego. Politically, he is a Republican, and held the office of city treasurer from 1891 to 1901, when his last term of office expired. He is a director of the Oswego State Bank.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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