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Taylor, Grahamlocked

(02 May 1851–26 September 1938)
  • Louise Carroll Wade

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Taylor, Graham (02 May 1851–26 September 1938), minister, educator, and settlement house director, was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Rev. William James Romeyn Taylor, a minister, and Katharine Cowenhoven. Following his mother’s death in 1852, his father married Katharine’s sister, Maria Cowenhoven, who raised the four Taylor sons. Three of them followed the paternal family tradition of service in the Dutch Reformed church. Graham graduated from Rutgers College in 1870 and the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in America at New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1873. That same year he was ordained and married to Leah Demarest, the daughter of seminary professor David Demarest. The Taylors had four children, two of whom shared their father’s urban reform interests, Lea Demarest Taylor and Graham Romeyn Taylor....

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