Saturday, May 24, 2014

John Q. Taylor

The community was pained to hear of the sudden death of John Q. Taylor, which occurred Friday night, April 10. He was a faithful, consistent and prominent member of this church for many years. He lived for many years at Helena, Ark., where his children were born and reared; in 1853 he was converted under the preaching of Rev. J. R. Graves, of Memphis, Tenn, and was baptized by him in the Mississippi river, forming one of the original members of the Helena Baptist church, which afterward became one of the largest and most flourishing churches of the State. Soon after his baptism he was ordained a deacon, which office he hs filled at Helena and again in Tampa, when in 1884 he moved to this city. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. V. B. McIlvaine and Misses Mary and Eva Taylor, all of whom are well known in this city. Miss Mary is the city editor of the Journal and Miss Eva is the organist at First Baptist church. The sorrow stricken daughters will have the sincere sympathy of friends and the public generally. The Tampa Journal
[It was our privilege to baptize Miss Eva and Harry. The later has passed to his reward, and his father has now joined him and his mother "on the other shore." The family numbered six, when we were their pastor. Six yet, but the narrow stream has parted the household in twain. The Lord will give them a blessed reunion by and by. -Ed.]

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 7, 1891, page 8

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