Source: Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida 6 Dec 1904, taken from indexed cards at the East Stake Family History Center, Jacksonville, Florida.
Capt. W. R. Taylor, a valiant Confederate Veteran, died at an early hour Saturday at his home.
Captain Taylor was for many years a citizen of Jefferson County, and later became clerk in the office of Attorney General William R. Lamar.
A wife, three sons and five daughters survive him. Mrs. Herbert Williams and Mrs. S. C. James are the two married daughters.
The funeral took place from the residence at 3 o'clock, attended by Lamar Camp, Confederate Veterans.
Captain Taylor had a peculiar faculty for making friends and retaining the. The community sympathizes with the family in their great bereavement.
Note: U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 stated he was born 28 Oct 1841 in Jefferson county Florida. He was in Company H, 3rd Regiment of the Florida Voluntees. His wife was Sarah S. Skinner. His name was William Richard Taylor.