Facts and Events
||Edward Pearce Taylor
||19 May 1852
||Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
||Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States(probable loc)
to Kate Aechternacht
||13 Feb 1886
||Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
||16 Feb 1886
||Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United StatesGreenwood, lot 11669, section 182
1880 US census, Taylor family
- ↑ IGI, records submitted to LDS.
see IGI pedigree (needs primary sources)
- ↑ Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States).
28 Feb 1881, p. 4, "A MYSTERY -- The Whereabout of Edward Pearce Taylor--The Facts Surrounding the Departure of a Well Known Young Brooklynite--The Different Theories and the One Most Tangible. Edward Pearce Taylor, aged 27 of 168 Putnam avenue, a former member of the firm of Brooks & Company, furniture dealers in this city and a son in lawof Mr. Henry A. Aechternacht has been missing since the morning of Saturday the 19th inst. The family and relatives of the missing man are buried in the greatest grief. Mr. Taylor was born in Brooklyn and lived here all his life and his business interests have always been centered here. He took a great interest in the affairs of the Young Men's Christian Association, was a regular church goer and so far as known, perfectly happy in his domestic and social relations. With his wife, his mother and two children, he has lived in Putnam avenue for years, the famiy enjoying the respect and good will of the neighbors. On the day stated he left the house after telling his wife that he was going to the foot of Twelfth street, New York, to see a friend. About a year ago he severed his connection with the furniture firm, and since then has not been engaged in business. The family, however, was in easy circumstances, and it was customary for Mr. Taylor to leave the house without having anything particular to do. He is described as being five feet three inches in height, dark complexioned, black hair and mustache, brown eyes and with two flesh warts on the left ear. He wore a bloodstone ring on third finger of his left hand, and a plain gold ring on the third finger of his right hand; a dark mixed cashmere suit; a black beaver overcoat; a black slouch hat; button gaiter shoes and rubber overshoes. He wore also a blue neck scarf, on which were cashmere stripes, andwhich was ornamented with a little golden butterfly. In his vest pocket he carried a gold hunting case watch, numbered 13,505, and made by R. & G. Beasley & Co. The chain was black; an Adelphi Academy prize medal was pinned to the vest, as was also a little golden star. The theory of suicide gained additional weight from the fact that two suicides have already occurred in his family -- his father and brother being the instances referred to. It is thought likely that he committed suicide in a fit of temporary insanity. But the relatives refuse to entertain any such idea, and have succeeded in tracing his wanderings until 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the Saturday he disappeared, when he was seen conversing with a friend on Nassau street, New York, to whom, however, he did not say anything that would shed light on his intentions."
7 Mar 1881, p. 4, "E. Pearce Taylor -- Mr. Aechternacht Says he is in Denver. Superintendent of Police Campbell, this morning, received a letter from Mr. Henry A. Aechternacht, the father in law of Edward Pearce Taylor, whose mysterious disappearance has alread been referred to in the Eagle. Mr. Taylor was well known in this city. Mr. Aechternacht's letter states that Mr. Taylor is in Denver, Colorado, where he has been for nearly a week, engaged on business matters. Mr. Aechternacht returns thanks to the police for their efforts in trying to find the missing man."
- ↑ Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States), p. 3, 15 Feb 1886.
under DIED: "TAYLOR - Suddenly, on Saturday, February 13, E. Pearce Taylor, aged 33 years. Funeral private."
- ↑ Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Greenwood Cemetery records.
in online index as Edward P. Taylor, 2/16/1886.
- ↑ Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States), p. 4, 15 Feb 1886.
HANGED HIMSELF AT HIGH BRIDGE
Edward P. Taylor, a Brooklyn Man, Supposed to be of Unsound Mind
On the 30th of January Edward Pierce Taylor, 33 years of age, left his home at 179 Madison street, to go to his work in Charles T. Reynolds' paint store, 106 Fulton street, New York. He did not return at his usual time at night, and when he did not show up the following day his wife became alarmed and requested a relative of the missing man to visit Superintendent Campbel. The Chief was given his description and informed that Taylor was at times very queer in his actions and not altogether of sound mind. Some years ago he disappeared in a similar manner and remained away several weeks. Superintendent Campbell advised Taylor's relatives to visit the morgues in New York, Jersey City and Staten Island, and his advice was adopted. It was not until yesterday, however, that any tidings were heard of the missing man. The Brooklyn police were notified that there was the body of a man in the New York Morgue who had committed suicide by hanging himself on High Bridge on Saturday. The description of the body and the clothing found on it answered to that given of Taylor, and his friends were at once notified. One of them went to New York and identified the body as that of Taylor. After the inquest it was removed to Brooklyn and will be buried to-day. Beside a widow the suicide leaves several children. It is generally believed that he was insane when the act was committed, as he had no trouble of a domestic or any other nature. It is said that his father also committed suicide.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Dwight, Benjamin W. The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass, p. 471.
at 2637: "Edward Pearce Taylor, b. May 19, 1852."
- Lain's Brooklyn Directory, 1879.
as transcribed in Brooklyn Genealogy Info Pages, lists TAYLOR Edward P. furniture 139 Fulton h 183 Putnam av. His mother is still listed at 86 Cambridge Place in the same directory.