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TAYLOR, Sarah Susan McFarlin (1845-1931) 

1931 November 17, The Searchlight - MRS. SARAH TAYLOR, RESIDENT OF SHASTA, 78 YEARS, DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER, DEATH CAME WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THAT OF FRIEND OF HALF CENTURY - Mrs. Sarah Taylor who watched the development of Shasta County for 78 years passed away last evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. Edith Bartell, at Millville - She was 86 years old.

Death came within 24 hours after Mrs. Elizabeth Larkin, her closest friend in Shasta County for half century died. It was only recently that she called upon Mrs. Larkin in Redding.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Wisconsin. When a small girl her parents brought her across the plains, her mother driving the span of horses and her father an oxen team. The family came through the Donner pass and settled near Texas Springs, Shasta County.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by a son, George Taylor, four daughters:  Mrs. Edith Bartell, Mrs. Alice Couey of Ono, Mrs. Nettie Bartell of Anderson and Mrs. Daisy Hagedorn of Olinda. Two sisters:  Mrs. Mary Kidder and Mrs. T.B. Smith and a brother, A.J. McFarlin.

[Sarah Susan McFarlin Taylor, b:  7 March 1845, Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin; m:  13 October 1861, Ono, Shasta, California, Alanson Taylor; d:  14 November 1931, Millville, Shasta, California, aged 86 years 6 months, 7 days; buried Ono Cemetery; Mother of 7 children:  Ellen Susan Taylor Peterson, William Alanson Taylor; Martha Alice Taylor Couey; Nettie Mae Taylor Bartell; Daisy Dell Taylor Hagedorn; Edith Edna Taylor Bartell; George Washington Taylor.]

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