Pratt Taylor

26 Oct 1914 - 18 Dec 2006

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Pratt Taylor

26 Oct 1914 - 18 Dec 2006
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The Richfield Reaper Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:00 am | Updated: 10:20 am, Fri Apr 8, 2011. LOA - Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Pratt Taylor, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Loa Dec. 18, 2006, of causes incident to age. He was born Oct. 26, 1914
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Pratt Taylor

Casado(a): 26 Apr 1932

Loa Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Loa, Wayne, Utah
United States

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Our children Rosemarie - Bruce Pratt - Calva Rae - Prall J. - Joseph R. - Eva Dean


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Obituary of Pratt Taylor

Colaborador: toooldtohunt Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The Richfield Reaper Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:00 am | Updated: 10:20 am, Fri Apr 8, 2011. LOA - Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Pratt Taylor, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Loa Dec. 18, 2006, of causes incident to age. He was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Loa, a son of Ephraim Austin and Sarah Rees Taylor. He married Hazel Marie Jackson April 26, 1937, in the Manti LDS temple. She passed away Jan. 11, 1983. He married Golda LaPreal Morrill Sorenson Sept. 10, 1983, in the West Jordan LDS temple. She passed away July 11, 2003. Pratt was a member of the LDS church. He was a faithful home teacher, always going the first of the month and seldom missing. He and LaPreal fulfilled an assignment to attend the Manti LDS temple twice a week and do endowments. They did this for more than three years, doing over one hundred names a year. Pratt served as president of the Parker Mountain Grazers Association. He was a farmer and rancher. He enjoyed hunting, but most of all, Pratt enjoyed chasing cows on Parker Mountain. He is survived by his children, Merlin and Nadine Taylor, Loa; Rosemarie and Joe Stephens, Mt. Pleasant; Bruce and Karen Taylor, Loa; Calva and Steven Rich, Trisco, Texas; Prall and Mary Taylor, Loa; Joseph Taylor, New Harmony; and EvaDean and Richard Starr, Richfield; 31 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Harold and Bessie Taylor, Ivina; Lorna and Keith Busenbark, St. George; step-brother and sisters, Brose and Marie Webster, Salt Lake City; Katie Chappell, Loa; and Faye and Hal Taylor, Salina. He was preceded in death by both of his wives; brothers and sisters, Charles Taylor, Orval Taylor, Orlo Taylor, Avagail Moore, Elmo Taylor and Dora Bell Hunt. Funeral services were Dec. 22, in the Loa LDS stake center, with Bishop Kevin New officiating and conducting. Compassionate services were provided by the Fremont LDS ward Relief Society. A family prayer was offered by Bruce Taylor (son), and the invocation was given by Clint Taylor (grandson). Prelude and postlude music was performed by Shelly Francom (niece). Musical selections included “Together Forever Someday” by granddaughters; a vocal solo, “Daddy's Hands” by Phillip Winters (grandson) both accompanied by Shelly Francom (niece); and “Families Can Be Together Forever” by grandchildren and great-grandchildren and accompanied by Jennifer Urry (niece). Memories were shared by Jeffrey Starr and Marcy Winters (grandchildren). Tributes were given by Rosemarie and Joe Stephens (daughter and son-in-law). Speakers included Scott Cahill (nephew) and remarks were offered by Kevin New. The Benediction was given by Stephen Rich (son-in-law). Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Lane Taylor, Jared Starr, Dale Taylor, Jason Starr, Merlin Steve Taylor and Justin Starr. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Joseph Starr, Ben Taylor, Breck Stephens, Thomas Taylor, Austin Rich, James Taylor and Darrell Rich. Interment was in the Loa Cemetery, and the dedicatory prayer was given by Richard Starr (son-in-law). Funeral directors, Springer Turner Funeral Home, Richfield, Salina and Gunnison.

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Colaborador: toooldtohunt Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I love history. I really like to read and understand the times. It fills in what happened, as expressed by Harold and others. If we understand the context, we better appreciate what they are talking about. Diphtheria was an awful disease. It comes because of inadequate sanitary conditions. Think sewage and the like. Diphtheria ravaged Europe for almost a quarter century from 1899 to 1923. Germany, Denmark and Sweden suffered more than the rest. It is a disease that cuts off the respiratory system. It got its name from "leather" because a membrane would form that would strangle its victims. Often the throat would swell due to overloaded lymph nodes. It created a barking cough. Most people were exposed and because of repeated exposure, kept building up immunity. It was known as a kids' disease for this reason. Over 800,000 people died in the above period from direct transmission from one person to another in the air during this time. Sandwiches, in Denmark were different. They were open-faced on rye bread that had a little wheat. this made a less sweet bread that was very black, but also very good. It was called "smorrebred" and you can get recipes on the internet at the present time. any and everything went on those open-faced sandwiches. There is a small history of Michael Hansen's missionary experiences under his memory section. He served at a time of strong opposition to the church. At this time Sweden and Finland were made a mission, and Norway, Iceland and Denmark were the other. There was a Johannes Thoresen and a Preece who went around spreading lies about the church. The Mission Pres, Andrew Jensen, wrote about this and even got involved in a court case, to try to stop the lies. He went all over Denmark, refuting lies like "they just want our girls for polygamy" and other tripe. Micheal was the branch Pres. of Aarhus for almost a year. It is speculated that after he was released, he went to see his half sister, Almina, and her kids for that month before leaving. Almina and Andreas were already members, since 1901. I suspect, based on my faulty memory, that she wanted her other kids to join because they wanted and were converted to the church on their own. I'm not sure, but I think his mom came before he did, to Loa. Harold bought passage to St. Johns, New Brunswick with the help of his Brother, Andreas Johan, and came through Vermont April 24, 1914. He found transportation to Sigurd, via the railroad, and since he had no way to tell family he was there, he hitched a ride to Loa with the US Postal service. Most people knew someone in Sigurd that could call and alert people in Wayne Co. but he didn't even know English, much less people there. Harold worked for Eugene Neff, who was a good man and wanted to help him. One of my dad's uncles, William Chappell, told him, as a joke, that Jack Rabbits were named "Jack" and Sage brush was "sons of B..ches". Fill in the blanks. When he learned different, he never used crude language or swore. He told his kids if they heard him swear, they had permission to do so. They never heard him swear. When WWI broke out, he agreed to be drafted to gain citizenship. At the time, there was a violent communist union, called the "International Worker's of the World" (IWW, AKA wobblies) that unionized the loggers to stop logging sitka spruce for the war effort. Sabotage was not uncommon. Pershing sent a man named Bruce Bisque to resolve the problem, and he realized that wasn't going to happen. So the army decided to ask for volunteers to man the sawmills and log this valuable tree and guard the forests and equipment. Sitka Spruce was lightweight, long fibered,strong, and didn't split easily. It was high in demand to use for airplanes. Prior to the Spruce Division, this country produced 2 million board feet. In 15 months, the army and civilians produced 150 million board feet. Loggers were out in the forest in tents, and people like Harold and Pratt spent their time in wooden homes. Bisque had them working 8 hour days, with better pay than the rest of the army. He revolutionized the Pacific Northwest logging industry in the process. Because the logs were in very inaccessible places, with no roads, trucks drove over planks, like a railroad of sorts to pick up the logs over the soft ground. Some army volunteers (often experienced saw mill workers) ran the saw mills with the experienced mill men, and people like Harold loaded the finished lumber onto box cars using pulleys and winches. They were producing 10 million board feet a month, at the end. One other thing that should be stated is Harold's vision. When irrigation pipes came into the valley, most wouldn't use them, thinking that it made the ground hard. Harold and Pratt Taylor realized this was much easier than irrigating. It ended up not using as much water, as well. They were the first to try this new technology. Now, 2017, everyone uses third generation pipe and it preserves water and puts more land under cultivation. Irrigation was hard work. Harold often came in and experienced leg cramps that were severe. People called them "charley horses" back then. With the pipes, that never was a problem and the end of the fields got watered just as much as the beginning. Harold believed in the gospel. He never hauled hay on the Sabbath. When he was irrigating, he never watered on Sunday. Other farmers got their cut hay rained on, which made it moldy and not as good a feed. His hay was sprinkled on, but never as much as his neighbors'. I got in trouble saying this, but it's true.

Life timeline of Pratt Taylor

Pratt Taylor was born on 26 Oct 1914
Pratt Taylor was 6 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Pratt Taylor was 16 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Pratt Taylor was 31 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Pratt Taylor was 41 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Pratt Taylor was 49 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Pratt Taylor was 58 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Pratt Taylor was 68 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Pratt Taylor was 85 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Pratt Taylor died on 18 Dec 2006 at the age of 92
Grave record for Pratt Taylor (26 Oct 1914 - 18 Dec 2006), BillionGraves Record 3773150 Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States