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Taylor, Hugh (1849-1939)Colorado. General Assembly
Hugh Taylor Documents - Twentieth General Assembly of the State of Colorado
1 record carton: 4 volumes of loosely tied documents.
Documents used by Hugh Taylor who served as a representative from Douglas County in the Colorado State Legislature in 1915.
Arrangement of the Collection
Arranged by size in the box.
Scope and Content
Documents used by Hugh Taylor who served as a representative from Douglas County in the Colorado state legislature in 1915. Range of coverage is as follows : House journal (Form 52): January 6-March 24 ; House calendar (Form 54): January 21-April 7 ; Senate journal (Form 51): January 6-April 9 ; Senate bills (Form 49): Senate bills: no. 1-462; also House bills, no. 177 and 551, Joint memorials no. 1 and 5, Concurrent resolution no. 2-3; Joint resolutions, no. 5. Many documents include handwritten notes reflecting whether specific bills were passed or killed, along with the date.
Biography / History
Hugh Taylor, resident of Douglas County since 1874, passed from this life at the home of his grandson, William Hugh Priddy at 168 South Emerson St., Denver, on Saturday, September 30. 1939 at the age of ninety years, six months and twenty-eight days.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 2nd, 1849. He came to Colorado in company with Mr. John Pollock, who also was prominent in the early day history of Douglas County, in 1874, two years before statehood was granted to Colorado. Arriving in Colorado he established his home here in Douglas County, where he maintained his residence until his death. In his early life he followed the profession of painter.
He was active in republican politics throughout his life and held many positions of public trust in County and State, all of which he filled with satisfaction to the public and with credit to himself.
In the county, he served as County Judge, County Assessor, Clerk of the District Court and other positions of trust. In the early days of the county he operated a drug store and was postmaster for a time. From 1901 to 1912 he filled the position of Receiver of the United States Land Office at Denver. Later he served Douglas County as representative in the state legislature.
In 1890, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Lydia Owens, who preceded him in death several years ago.
For several years past and until four years ago, he acted as Clerk of the District Court of Douglas County, relinquishing that office on account of failing health.
Mr. Taylor was a man of high ideals. He was interested in the better things in life and kept himself posted on the goings on of the work-a-day world. He had a philosophy of life which could be well emulated by all. Thus passes from this life's stage a willing worker, a loyal friend and neighbor, and a fine citizen.
--Record Journal of Douglas County, 6 October 1939
Colorado. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Colorado. General Assembly. Senate
Taylor, Hugh (1849-1939)
Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.
The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.
Hugh Taylor Documents - Twentieth General Assembly of the State of Colorado, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.
The Taylor documents came to the Local History Collection of the Douglas Public Library District from the Douglas County Historical Society after it disbanded. They were donated to the collection by Kent Brandeberry and Bob Terwilliger.
Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours. The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.