Aaron H. Taylor was born in 1854 to Alfred J. Taylor and Caroline Matilda (Davenport) Taylor. He lived his whole live in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was married first to Mary Winans in 1874, who died a year later, and second to Carrie Burnam in 1879. With Carrie Burnam he had two children, Will Taylor and Louise Rice Taylor.
According to his grandson Burnham Putnam Beckwith, "My Grandfather Taylor was a handsome, well-built, amiable man who never did anything very important or said anything very striking. As an old man he was querulous and introverted, but I believe he had been a popular extrovert in his time. When I first knew him, about 1910, he was the bookkeeper and office manager of my grandmother's dressmaking firm, Mrs. A. H. Taylor Company. When she died in 1917, the firm rapidly declined until it became worthless. As far as I can recall, he had no serious intellectual or political interests, but I believe he served on the Bowling Green School Board and was a deacon of the Methodist Church. When I was about 16 (?), he took me to French Lick Springs, a fashionable spa in Indiana, and introduced me to Tom Taggart, the political boss."
Aaron H. Taylor died on 21 June 1940 of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) due to old age. His obituary notes that "Mr. Taylor served as city tax collector, his term expiring in 1887. He was elected president of the Bowling Green Commercial Club and served in that capacity for four years, until 1891. In 1900 he entered the A.H. Taylor Co., Inc., and served as vice president of the company. This firm was in business here 42 years. Mr. Taylor served as a member of the school board of the city schools for 25 years. He was active in the work of the First Presbyterian Church and served as elder.
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