May 29, 1881

Harvey Taylor, father of Isaac’s wives, Elizabeth and Margaret, died on May 31, 1881.  He had been a Justice of the Peace in Scioto County, Ohio before moving to Washington County, Iowa, in the 1840’s.  Harvey became a Justice of the Peace in Washington County, Iowa.  He outlived his wife, Eleanor Squires, and six of their children.  Issac’s account of Harvey’s death follows.

Sunday May 29th 1881  A warm pleasant day  Roy is about the same   has bad head ache  he went away yesterday on his colt to go to Magahns & came home apparently dranged [deranged]  didnt know any thing  Mag sent for Dr. Nickles at Nira  Grandpop is still growing worse

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