Ben Taylor (1896 - 1967)

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Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Evelyn Adella (Taylor) Thompson

Evelyn Adella (Taylor) Thompson

Kate Hardgrave and Molly Taylor

Kate Hardgrave and Molly Taylor

Kate Hardgrave

Kate Hardgrave

Benjamin Elbert Taylor Gravesite

Benjamin Elbert Taylor Gravesite

Benjamin Elbert Taylor

Benjamin Elbert Taylor

Mollie and James Taylor Gravesite

Mollie and James Taylor Gravesite

James Jasper Taylor Family

James Jasper Taylor Family

James J and Mary Etta Taylor

James J and Mary Etta Taylor

James Jasper Taylor and sons

James Jasper Taylor and sons

Mary Jane and Kathryn Belle Wells

Mary Jane and Kathryn Belle Wells

Kate Wells Taylor Hardgrave, Ft Worth

Kate Wells Taylor Hardgrave, Ft Worth

Ellen Elizabeth Taylor

Ellen Elizabeth Taylor

Leroy and Mylie Taylor

Leroy and Mylie Taylor

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Anne Meara's son Ben and wife Evelyn Adella (Taylor) Thompson Kate Hardgrave and Molly Taylor Kate Hardgrave

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1896 - In the year that Ben Taylor was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1900 - He was merely 4 years old when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

1907 - When he was merely 11 years old, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

1945 - When he was 49 years old, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

1967 - In the year of Ben Taylor's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Ben Taylor passed away in June 1967 at age 71. No cause of death has been listed for Ben. He was born on May 2, 1896. We are unaware of information about Ben's family or relationships. We know that Ben Taylor had been residing in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

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