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Happy 170th Birthday, Jesse Taylor!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:39

Happy 170th Birthday to original school trustee, Jesse Soar Taylor! Here are some fun facts about our school's namesake! He has left quite a legacy for the town of Payson!

-born in England
-loved to play marbles
-hurt his finger in the coal minds where he worked as a child and had a crooked finger his whole life
-raised by a single mother; he adored her!!!
-loved to play ball in the evenings in town
-had a sheep herd west of Payson and only lost one to a coyote
-was married on Christmas Day
-had thirteen children
-was on city council for 20 years
-huge supporter in education
-was an early advocate for half day kindergarten
-died at 88 years old after living a happy, and full life!