02 September 2012

George Francis Taylor (1875-1945)

Some of the pictures in the Taylor pile were Post Cards. These are pretty neat and while most of them were blank on the back, I thought it was a fun idea. I wonder what the process was to get them printed on post cards. I may have to look into that a bit more.
George Francis Taylor
b. 24 Apr 1875, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States
d. 16 May 1945, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

That's all I know! He is Grandma Pearl's uncle, brother of her father, William Taylor (1871-1942). Apparently he served an LDS mission in 1909 in Subiaco, W.A. At first I thought that was Washington State but since the postcard came "via England" that wouldn't be right. When I did a Google search I discovered it was in West Australia. That's pretty neat. There was no stamp on the card so it may have come in a packet with some other missionaries and not individually through the mail.

Tarjeta Postal
Post Card
Bilhete Postal
Carte Postale

Union Postale Universalle

Subiaco, W.A.
Dec. 13, ’09.
Dear Niece;-
                    This picture will show
you how a Mormon Elder looks
just before preaching. Sometimes
he looks that way when preaching
except his hat is off and his
mouth wide open. This picture
was taken Oct. 30, ’09, but I
look about the same now.
It was taken in our back
yard the next day after my
beard was cut off. I am well
and hope that this will find
all of you the same. Love to
all and accept the same yourself.
                Yours truly, Geo. F. Taylor

Miss Pearl Taylor
Plain City,
Weber Co.
Via England. U.S.A.

1 comment:

  1. This is a picture of my grandfather, George Francis Taylor 1874-1945. I am excited about your picture postcard of him. I have never seen a picture of him with a mustache. I am interested in learning about anything else that you may have about him, and/or any of the other Taylor family members. I am interested in learning about any other items such as pictures, letters, postcards, etc.