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Thomas Taylor


REV. THOMAS WATERS TAYLOR is kindly remembered by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance as a talented evangelist and preacher, a tireless worker and large hearted, genial gentleman. He was born November 14TH, 1854, at Thirlestane, Berwickshire, Scotland, and educated the public schools at Lauderdale, Scotland, taking a theological course. On the 14th

of November, 1881, Mr. Taylor was joined in marriage with Margaret McAllister Greig, who survives him. The family came to Fort Collins (Larimer Co, Colorado, USA) March 3rd, 1893, and lived for two year on South Howes street. During this time Mr. Taylor occupied the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church for a period of nine months. In 1895, he moved to Estes Park and was the found of the First Presbyterian church there, later moving on to a farm near Fort Collins where he died March 26, 1901, aged a little more than 46 years, leaving no children, save an adopted son named Thomas Waters Taylor. In his native country, Mr. Taylor was widely known in Evangelistic circles as an able and zealous expounder of the Bible and as a sincere and earnest preacher of the gospel. Of his life and character too much cannot be said in praise. Though afflicted with an incurable malady, consumption, coming to Colorado for his health, he was a faithful and energetic worker for the Master until his strength finally gave out, a man of great piety and deep faith in the Christian religion; also of unusual executive ability, and determination of will. His life, though short as measured by the term of man’s allotted years, was filled with kindly deeds towards all with whom he came in contact and his death at a period of his greatest usefulness, was deeply lamented.


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