Don Carlos Taylor



Don Taylor
Don Taylor

Long-time Niobrarans were honored for being Legion members for 61 continuous years
Long-time Niobrarans were honored for being Legion members for 61 continuous years

Don and Ethel Taylor Celebrated 50th Anniversary in 1973
Don and Ethel Taylor Celebrated 50th Anniversary in 1973

Don Taylor Receives 50-year Mason Membership Pin from Son Alfred in 1971
Don Taylor Receives 50-year Mason Membership Pin from Son Alfred in 1971

Don Taylor, 86, has been carrying the mail over the route for nearly 40 years (1982)
Don Taylor, 86, has been carrying the mail over the route for nearly 40 years (1982)

Don in 1981
Don in 1981

Don with his brother Cooley
Don with his brother Cooley

The Taylor Family on 'Grandma' Taylors' 95th birthday - (seated) Vena Taylor, Grandma Lydia holding youngest great-grandchild Jeanne Hibbard, Mrs. Ollie McFarling; back row - Mrs. Lois Eikenberry, Don C. Taylor, Bob Taylor, Cooley Taylor, Martin Taylor, and Mrs. Lorretta Schipporeit.
The Taylor Family on 'Grandma' Taylors' 95th birthday - (seated) Vena Taylor, Grandma Lydia holding youngest great-grandchild Jeanne Hibbard, Mrs. Ollie McFarling; back row - Mrs. Lois Eikenberry, Don C. Taylor, Bob Taylor, Cooley Taylor, Martin Taylor, and Mrs. Lorretta Schipporeit.

Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project



(February 25, 1896 - December 3, 1993)


The Lusk Herald
December 8, 1993


Don C. Taylor

Services for Don C. Taylor, age 97, were held Monday, December 6, in the Bader Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Lohr officiating. Burial followed in the Lusk cemetery. Mr. Taylor died Friday, December 3, 1993, at the VA Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo.

He was born February 25, 1896, in Virgil, S.D., the son of William B. and Lydia Bader Taylor, the fifth son of nine children. Mr. Taylor came to Lusk in 1919 after his discharge from the U. S. Army. He met and married Ethel J. Thompson, the daughter of a Wyoming pioneer family.

Mr. Taylor worked for the Niobrara County Road and Bridge and was later involved in the oil and grocery business in Lusk. In 1942, Mr. Taylor accepted a contract with the U.S. Post Office Department to carry mail on the Lusk-Jay Em route. He continued to carry the mail for 51 years and at the time of his death, was the oldest active mail carrier in the United States.

Mr. Taylor was a charter member of the first American Legion Post in the United States which met in Van Tassell, Wyo. He was a 70-year member of Harmony Lodge #24 AF & AM in Lusk and the Wyoming Consistory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ethel J. Taylor, and one son, Donald L. Taylor.

Survivors include two sons, William A. Taylor of Cheyenne, Wyo. and James M. Taylor of Sheridan, Wyo.; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Martin L. Taylor of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Loretta Schipporeit of Hubbard, Ore. and many nieces and nephews along with innumerable friends.

For those who wish, memorials may be sent to the Lusk Senior Center, in care of Connie Baker. They will be appreciated by the family.




Related Genealogy Entries: 'Don Carlos Taylor'

John Thomas Anstice (January 8, 1884 - July 21, 1973)

Richard Barnette (February 19, 1878 - March 16, 1947)

Verne W. Browder (April 28, 1921 - December 22, 2006)

Mary Elizabeth Bump (September 6, 1879 - December 24, 1964)

Anna Costlow (April 4, 1893 - March 28, 1970)

Jesse Patrick Costlow (March 7, 1888 - May 5, 1967)

John Henry Deetjen (August 30, 1875 - February 23, 1947)

Howard Herndon Eikenberry (June 20, 1907 - October 30, 1983)

Lois Vera Eikenberry (April 8, 1907 - May 13, 1985)

Sophronia Herndon Eikenberry (December 17, 1878 - October 10, 1953)

Jennie May Gautschi (April 6, 1882 - September 7, 1962)

Ruth Genevieve Hibbard (April 15, 1933 - August 4, 2004)

Mabel Geneva Kaan (July 26, 1894 - July 11, 1950)

Earl Leon Keeney (February 15, 1902 - May 1, 1972)

Ethel Florence Larson (December 23, 1892 - October 22, 1976)

Pete O. Mark (December, 1907 - October 23, 1965)

Mary C. Salvesen (July 27, 1833 - December 8, 1950)

Loretta E. Schipporeit (January 27, 1898 - December 14, 1999)

Barbara Joy Sorenson (January 14, 1931 - February 10, 1994)

Thomas Lance Sorenson (July 13, 1958 - November 29, 1958)

Agnes Marie Taylor (November 18, 1890 - November 14, 1958)

Cooley Needam Taylor (August 7, 1890 - June 30, 1991)

Donald Lee Taylor (January 15, 1925 - May 20, 1954)

Doris Jeanne Taylor (December 4, 1930 - July 13, 1952)

Ethel Jeanette Taylor (April 7, 1897 - November 6, 1984)

Gladys May Taylor (January 1, 1911 - May 5, 1977)

Lydia Taylor (July 3, 1894 - November 6, 1962)

Neoma J. Taylor (September 9, 1926 - January 20, 1994)

Robert Benjamine Taylor (December 4, 1890 - January 30, 1965)

William Alfred Taylor (November 2, 1928 - June 18, 2010)

Arthur Thompson (May 12, 1888 - May 15, 1984)

Benjamin A. Thompson (December 15, 1889 - April 19, 1921)

Clifford Harris Thompson (November 29, 1913 - February 25, 1947)

Edith A. Thompson (November 2, 1910 - February 13, 1973)

Inga Thompson (March 15, 1895 - October 28, 1985)

Lewis W. Thompson (August 8, 1884 - September 8, 1967)

Thomas L. Thompson (January 29, 1850 - June 15, 1919)

Amund Thurstonson (July 12, 1886 - September 15, 1961)

Glen L. Wilson (January 20, 1884 - September 1, 1937)

Eleanor Witzenburger (May 18, 1918 - February 23, 2005)

Bama T. ZumBrunnen (May 13, 1880 - June 14, 1964)


Related Historical Entries: 'Don Carlos Taylor'

History of the Niobrara County Library, part 2 by Edithe Foley

Legend of Rawhide

Taylor, Don - Postal Worker






| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


Genealogy Search

Type your search terms into the box below and his 'Search!' to begin searching the genealogy archives.




The Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc. accepts online donations. Click to contribute via PayPal or credit/debit card.


Peruse our extensive genealogical archives, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
We are currently adding birth record information to the website, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
This resource provides an alphabetical listing of names, broken down by cemetery, of those buried in area cemeteries. This resource can assist you in locating the exact location of these grave sites.
Genealogy Links

Debbie Sturman, Director
425 South Main Street, P O Box 510
Lusk, WY 82225-0510
Phone: 307-334-3490
© 2014, Niobrara County Library