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Tragic Death of 7-yr old William Taylor - 1926

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Tragic Death of 7-yr old William Taylor - 1926

Posted: 1527000291000
Classification: Death
Edited: 1527000880000
Surnames: Taylor
Source: Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida, 13 April 1926, taken from indexed cards at the East Stake Family History Center, Jacksonville, Florida and Florida Deaths, 1877-1939.


St. Augustine, Fla. april 14 - WILLIAM TAYLOR, agd 7, is dead and his 3-year old brother, BERNARD, is in a hospital with a broken leg. The children were run over yesterday by a truck in which they had been riding with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Taylor and baby sister.

The family, living on the Picolato farm outside St. Augustine, had gone into the woods after a load of fuel. The truck was loaded with wood and the two little boys were seated in the back. The machine got stuck in a mud hole. The father says the two little boys unknown to him slipped off the back and tried to help get the machine out and that in the lurching of the truck back and forth in his efforts to get the wheels free he must have hit them.

The sound of the engine drowned out whatever outcries were made for the father and mother drove on home and did not miss the boys until dismounting.

Florida Deaths stated William was buried in the San Lorenzo Cemetery.
His parents were: Alexander Taylor and wife Rachel.

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