Obit: Taylor, Mary (1832 - 1915)
Contact: Janet Schwarze or Mary Hsu (family member)

Surnames: Taylor, Campbell, Allen, Bussy, Randall, Buzzell


---Source: Family Records


Obituary Notice for Mary (Buzzell) Taylor


22 Feb 1832, Plattsburg, NY - 3 Dec 1915, Sellwood, Oregon

3 Dec 1915

An Old Resident Passes Away

After a prolonged illness dating from Jan. 7th, 1914 when she had a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Mary M. Taylor, of 1654 E. 11th St., passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3d. About four days previous to her death she contracted a severe cold and pneumonia symptoms developed which was the immediate cause of her death.

Mrs. Taylor, whose maiden name was Mary M. Buzzell, was born Feb. 22d, 1832, at Plattsburgh, N. Y., where her parents had removed from their native state, Vermont. In 1840 they went to Green Lake Co., Wisconsin and she was sent to Ohio to receive her education. She went to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in the year 1854, which at that time was almost a wilderness inhabited principally by Indians and half breeds, where she taught the first public school for two years, when she was married to Jas. A. Taylor Christmas eve, 1856, this being the first marriage of white people in that settlement, and her oldest son, Frank A. Taylor was the first white child born there.

Jas. A. Taylor was the pioneer lumber manufacturer, merchant and hotel man of Chippewa Falls, until 1902, when after sustaining a stroke of paralysis he decided to go to California and Mr. and Mrs. Taylor came by way of Portland to visit their son Frank who had preceded them. They decided to remain here and bought the property in Sellwood, where Mr. Taylor died in February, 1906, and where Mrs. Taylor lived the remainder of her life.

Four children were born to them, some of whom who were with her at the time of her death. She was a foster mother to Mrs. Kate Burnham and her daughter Eleanor. Other surviving relatives are two grand daughters, both married and living in Battle Creek, Mich., daughters of her son, John I. Taylor, who died there in 1902; and three brothers, L. K., C. C. and F. M. Buzzell in Chippewa Falls, the last of a family of eleven children born to the parents of Mrs. Taylor.

Very impressive funeral services were held in Walter C. Kenworthy's Chapel last Monday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. W. S. McCullagh of the Presbyterian Church. Two solos were sung by Mrs. W. S. Grider, the songs selected by Mrs. Taylor's sons. The first was 'The Isle of Somewhere," and the second "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," which was sung for the first time at the late Jas. A. Taylor's mothers funeral by the author of the song, J. P. Webster, and was also sung at Mr. Taylor's funeral.
Interment was made in Milwankie Cemetery.

In the death of Mrs. Taylor, Sellwood loses one of its oldest and most highly esteemed citizens and a noble woman who has done her whole duty to family and friends.



Mary Mandana Buzzell Taylor

Mary Mandana Buzzell Taylor

Cheryl Ritchie, and her daughter, Austin


Our family has noticed a remarkable resemblance of Cheryl Ritchie to our 3rd great grandmother, Mary Mandana Buzzell Taylor. Mary Mandana Buzzell was born on 22 Feb 1832 in Plattsburg, NY and died 3 Dec 1915 in Portland, OR. Mary Hsu (family member)





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