Corporal Douglas Bernard Taylor

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Georgia native Douglas Bernard Taylor was born in Americus on August 29th 1913… He had black hair and dark brown eyes… As an adult, Douglas moved from Georgia to Florida where he worked as a Cook...
 

☆ Interesting events that occurred in Mr. Taylor's birth year of 1913 included...

▪On February 3rd 1913, the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect income taxes...

▪On March 4th, 1913 Woodrow Wilson succeeds William Howard Taft as the 28th President of the United States...

▪On July 3rd 1913, the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg draws thousands of American Civil War Veterans and their families to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

▪On December 1st 1913, the Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing assembly time from 12½ hours in October to 2 hours, 40 minutes....

Douglas married his wife Loreatha Mae Sapp in Tampa, Florida on December 23rd 1937…

Mr. Taylor stood 6' 3/4" tall, weighed 172 pounds, and was employed by the United States Phosphoric Products Division when he registered for the draft during World War II on October 25th 1940… It was noted on his paperwork he had a scar under his left eye… (Douglas’ wife, Loreatha lived in Ohio at that time)… Douglas served as Florida Corporal of the United States Marine Corps during the Second World War

 Corporal Douglas Bernard Taylor passed away on July 2nd 1968…

☆ Corporal Douglas Bernard Taylor... Veteran of the United States Marine of the second World War and beloved Husband

Before & After

 

published by: Jen armbruster
The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project, 2017

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