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UNIDENTIFIED DOCUMENTS: Stella A. Taylor

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This cover is addressed to "Stella A. Taylor, Saxton's River, Room 9, Vermont Academy, Vermont". The The return address is "Stella Taylor, Plymouth Union, VT" and was postmarked "Plymouth Union VT, Nov 26 1891". On the back are two postmarks: "Saxtons River, VT NOV 25" and "Ludlow, RECEIVED NOV 25 1891". The postage stamp is a 3-cent vermillion Washington, issued in 1887, Scott Catalog #___.



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This cover is addressed to "Stella A. Taylor, Saxton's River, Room 9, Vermont Academy, Vermont". The The return address is "Reuben Taylor, Bellows Falls, VT" and the postmark is "Plymouth Union VT, Nov 20, 1891". On the back are two postmarks: "Ludlow, RECEIVED NOV 20, 1891" in blue ink, and "Saxtons River, VT NOV 20" overlaying the first in black ink. The postage stamp is a 2-cent "Black Jack" Andrew Jackson, Scott Catalog #___, probably the 1875 reissue.


In the 1880 US Census, Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT, there is a Warren Taylor, age 36, and wife Augusta M. Taylor, age 32, with children Stella, age 8, and Ruben H. age 2. In 1891, Stella would be about 19 and Ruben about 13.

According to the Social Security Death benefits Index (SSDI), a Reuben Taylor, born on 10/12/1885, died in March 1966 in VT.

According to FamilySearch.org:

  1. Warren Reuben TAYLOR, b. 5/14/1844 in Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT, d. 2/16/1923; m. 7/21/1869 to Augusta BATES, b. abt. 1849 in VT, d. 1/16/1930.
    1. Henry Reuben TAYLOR, b. 10/3/1877 in Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT; d. 5/25/1952 in Sherburne, Rutland, VT.
    2. Stella TAYLOR, b. 12/7/1871 in Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT, d. 2/1/1952.

From http://www.vermontacademy.org/podium/default.aspx?t=7806:
Vermont Academy was established in 1876 as "a first class literary and scientific institute for our youth of both sexes," an unusual coeducational approach to high school in the nineteenth century. The school began with a class of 13 students, eight instructors, and both a male and female principal. The price of board was $3.50 and $4 a week; rooms with heating and lighting were $7 a term.

NY - VT area map

Saxtons River is about 60 miles east-southeast of Glens Falls, NY and a few miles west of Bellows Falls, VT.

Plymouth Union, VT is about 40 mi east-northeast of Glens Falls, NY.

Cohoes, NY is the location of several unidentified photographs.

Glens Falls/Chestertown is the location of a letter sent to Eugene A. Smith.