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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