Fern Taylor (1897 - 1981)

Fern Taylor
1897 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Fern Taylor was born on February 24, 1897. She died in April 1981 at 84 years old. We know that Fern Taylor had been residing in Aurora, Du Page County, Illinois 60505.


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Fern Taylor died in April 1981 at age 84. She was born on February 24, 1897. We are unaware of information about Fern's surviving family. We know that Fern Taylor had been residing in Aurora, Du Page County, Illinois 60505.
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In 1897, in the year that Fern Taylor was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1904, by the time she was only 7 years old, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1925, at the age of 28 years old, Fern was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1934, when she was 37 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1981, in the year of Fern Taylor's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Other Fern Taylors

Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 23, 1957
Jan 22, 1903 - Jul 3, 1996
around 1916 - Unknown
around 1950 - Unknown
around 1898 - Unknown
around 1936 - Unknown
Dec 4, 1929 - Oct 8, 2007
Sep 13, 1914 - July 1989
Sep 21, 1939 - Oct 20, 2004
Feb 23, 1907 - November 1982
Jun 26, 1886 - December 1974
Jan 22, 1903 - Jul 3, 1996
Aug 23, 1911 - Jul 4, 2009
Sep 7, 1920 - Jul 8, 1997
May 1, 1910 - Feb 22, 2003
Jun 28, 1913 - Jul 2, 1999
Mar 19, 1911 - Sep 28, 1999
Aug 31, 1908 - January 1982
Oct 6, 1910 - May 14, 2009
Jul 29, 1916 - November 1985

Other Taylors

Dec 14, 1906 - November 1980
Nov 5, 1894 - September 1967
May 14, 1909 - December 1974
Jun 30, 1910 - October 1983
Oct 11, 1898 - September 1977
Nov 15, 1902 - September 1966
Oct 13, 1917 - August 1966
Sep 4, 1913 - March 1982
Nov 22, 1910 - May 18, 1994
Jul 8, 1915 - May 22, 1999
Sep 10, 1913 - Dec 7, 1996
May 2, 1889 - January 1984
Dec 24, 1897 - June 1965
Jan 1, 1916 - Mar 15, 2004
Aug 22, 1894 - March 1976
Jul 12, 1895 - December 1963
Mar 29, 1898 - June 1983
Jul 11, 1895 - Jun 6, 1990
Jan 30, 1918 - Jan 14, 2004
Nov 9, 1902 - July 1970

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Feb 15, 1911 - Aug 16, 2005
Dec 29, 1917 - Jun 17, 1988
Jul 25, 1915 - Oct 10, 1990
Jun 14, 1918 - Jul 29, 1999
Mar 24, 1919 - May 20, 2010
Feb 5, 1917 - Jun 2, 2006
Oct 23, 1890 - September 1967
Dec 13, 1911 - January 1973
Dec 29, 1899 - January 1978
Aug 16, 1909 - Jun 2, 1999
May 17, 1908 - July 1978
Sep 26, 1897 - January 1994
Nov 15, 1911 - September 1982
Apr 6, 1908 - June 1975
Apr 28, 1907 - Dec 29, 1995
Jun 24, 1918 - December 1985
Apr 11, 1909 - Jan 20, 1988
Aug 1, 1911 - Nov 16, 1990
Jun 10, 1903 - March 1990
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