Lee County Biography

Thomas G. Taylor, M.D.


The subject of this sketch, who is a prominent physi­cian of Ashton, was born in Shabbona, De Kalb County, September 9, 1862. His father was the late Thomas G. Taylor, a native of Edin­burg, Scotland. His mother, whose maiden name was Lucy Moysey, was born in London, England. They emigrated to this county when young, and were married in Hinsdale, this State, and settled in Shabbona, where they lived until the fll of 1862.

In that year Mr. Taylor enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, in the late war, serving until February 14, 1864, when he was ki1led while on picket duty before Nashville, Tenn. He was at that time First Sergeant of his company, his commission as Lieutenant having been signed, but not being received by him before bis death. After the death of her busband, Mrs. Taylor removed to East Paw Paw, where she re­mained twenty-two years. She then came to Ash­ton and lived two years, but is now a resident of Paw Paw.

The parents of our subject had a family of four children, two sons and two daughters, of whom our subject is the youngest. He was reared to manhood in Paw Paw Township, De Kalb County, on a farm, where he lived until 1887. His educa­tion was acquired at a seminary in East Paw Paw and at the Northwestern University at Evans­ton, after which he took up the study of medicine and was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, in 1886. He began the practice of his profession in East Paw Paw, where he remained for about one year, when he removed to Ashton, where he has since resided. He enjoys a good practice and is the leading physician of the place.

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