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Donald Wayne Taylor

Donald Wayne Taylor

Male 1939 - 2012  (73 years)

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  • Name Donald Wayne Taylor  [1
    Born 24 Mar 1939  Baird, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Date/location is per Texas Birth Index and U.S. Public Records Index, Volume I; and confirmed by professional bio.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Donald W. Taylor, age 1 born abt 1939 in Texas; male, white, single son of Edgar Taylor, age 31 and Clemmie Taylor, age 29; brother: Billy E. Taylor, age 4 
    Newspaper Event 15 Nov 1941  Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Published Abilene News Reporter on 15 Nov. 1941 - The Atwoods were bringing in a cotton crop. Clemmie Atwood was living with her parents while her husband was in school in Austin. While working the fields her two year old son wandered off and was missing all day and all night. A search was launched. This attached news article describes the details.  
    Searchers Find Tot in Night Long Search
Published Abilene Reporters News 
15 Nov. 1941
    Searchers Find Tot in Night Long Search Published Abilene Reporters News 15 Nov. 1941
    Part 2 of article; Searchers Find Tot in Night-Long Hunt
Abilene Reporters News
15 Nov 1941
    Part 2 of article; Searchers Find Tot in Night-Long Hunt Abilene Reporters News 15 Nov 1941
    Education 1961  Sherman, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduation - Austin College 
    Education 1966  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduation - University of Houston Law School 
    Residence 1989  Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume I: 905 Bonham Ter, Austin, TX, 78704-3115 (1989) [1205 Bickler Rd, Austin, TX, 78704-2501] [6800 Dubuque Ln, Austin, TX, 78723-2229 (1993)]  
    Died 22 May, 2012  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location comes from family and confirmed by obituary
    • OBITUARY:
      Donald Wayne Taylor
      March 24, 1939 - May 22, 2012
      Donald Wayne Taylor passed away gracefully on May 22, 2012. He was born in Baird, TX on March 24, 1939 to Clemmie Atwood and Edgar Worth (Bill) Taylor. An overachiever even as a child, he was an eagle scout by the age of thirteen. His lifelong love of football and athletics began during his high school years in Ft. Stockton, TX. At Austin College in Sherman, TX, he played linebacker and earned his undergraduate degree. Don went on to get his law degree from the University of Houston in 1966. He practiced law with several companies, including Adams Petroleum Service. His expertise in oil and gas contract and lease law became invaluable when Don and his wife Sheila opened their own firm, Taylor and Randolph, P.C. Don?s devotion to Sheila, her legal and accounting expertise, (she held a law degree from University of Houston and held a CPA degree from University of Texas), and their small and devoted staff combined to form a well-known and respected law practice. Don especially loved traveling throughout Texas and doing legal research in the dozens of Texas county courthouses where his casework took him. The love for his work was indisputable; he literally practiced law until the day he died.
      Outside of practicing law he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his brother, Bill Taylor and his brother-in-law, Gary Busboom. His children include daughter, Alice Taylor Newlin and her husband Chris; sons, Wayne Taylor and his wife Aurora; Garret Taylor; and daughter, Rachel Taylor Helton and her husband Dustin. His grandchildren include Henry and his wife Dana, Jeremy and his wife Catherine, Christopher (all of Alice Taylor), Sofia Taylor (of Wayne Taylor), Bethany Taylor (of Garret Taylor). His great-grandchildren include Natalie (of Henry and Dana) and Madeline (of Jeremy and Catherine). He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sheila Randolph.
      Don was an athlete, a sports fan, and a weightlifter his whole life. In 2003 he was runner up for the Athlete of the Year Award from the NASA Powerlifting Association in 2003, and in 2004 he won that award. In 2006 he was inducted into the NASA Powerlifting Hall of Fame. He also coached Powerlifting at Bellaire High School and was President of the Bellaire High School Booster Club from 1983- 1988. More recently, he assisted his son Garret with coaching powerlifting at Alvin High School. Don was very proud of the Alvin High School Girls Powerlifting team that won the National Championship meet this year.
      A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the Miller Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul?s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004 on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following. Dr. Jim Bankston and Reverend Karen Tudor will officiate. Interment will take place at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of customary remembrances, please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841155, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.
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    Person ID P986  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2012 

    Father Edgar Worth Taylor,   b. 9 Oct 1907, Monument, Lea County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1989, Midland, Midland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Clementine Elizabeth Atwood,   b. 28 Aug 1909, Coleman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 2001, Midland, Midland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Family ID F1287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sheila Sharnell Randolph,   b. 19 Mar 1953, Camp County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 2005, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 14 July 1982  Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Per Texas Marriage Collection
    Children 
     1. R.N. Taylor
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 19:47:07 
    Family ID F1288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Geraldine Madlock 
    Children 
    +1. E.W. Taylor
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 19:40:12 
    Family ID F7320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Linda Unknown 
    Children 
     1. A.E. Taylor
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 19:43:44 
    Family ID F7321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Garrett Taylor
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 19:50:35 
    Family ID F7322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1939 - Baird, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Donald W. Taylor, age 1 born abt 1939 in Texas; male, white, single son of Edgar Taylor, age 31 and Clemmie Taylor, age 29; brother: Billy E. Taylor, age 4 - 1940 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Event - Published Abilene News Reporter on 15 Nov. 1941 - The Atwoods were bringing in a cotton crop. Clemmie Atwood was living with her parents while her husband was in school in Austin. While working the fields her two year old son wandered off and was missing all day and all night. A search was launched. This attached news article describes the details. - 15 Nov 1941 - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Graduation - Austin College - 1961 - Sherman, Grayson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Graduation - University of Houston Law School - 1966 - Houston, Harris County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 July 1982 - Harris County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. Public Records Index, Volume I: 905 Bonham Ter, Austin, TX, 78704-3115 (1989) [1205 Bickler Rd, Austin, TX, 78704-2501] [6800 Dubuque Ln, Austin, TX, 78723-2229 (1993)] - 1989 - Austin, Travis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May, 2012 - Houston, Harris County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2159750128] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli).
      Birth date: 24 Mar 1939 Birth place: Residence date: 1989 Residence place: Austin, TX

    2. [S2628438837] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Ancestry.com, (Original data - Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche.Original data: Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Depa).
      Birth date: 24 Mar 1939 Birth place: Callahan, Texas

    3. [S4273286779] 1940 United States Federal Census , (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Callahan, Texas; Roll: T627_3997; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 30-8.

    4. [S2624665108] Texas Marriage Collection, , (Original data - Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.Hunting For Bears, comp. Texas marriage information).
      Birth date: 1953Birth place: Marriage date: 14 Jul 1982Marriage place: Harris, Texas