George Sylvester Taylor
|George Sylvester Taylor|
|1st Mayor of
January 5, 1891 – January 1892
|Preceded by||Board of Selectmen|
|Succeeded by||William W. McClench|
|Massachusetts State Senate|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Board of Selectmen
of the Town of
|Born||March 2, 1822
South Hadley, Massachusetts
|Died||January 3, 1910
|Spouse(s)||Asenath Boylston Cobb|
George Sylvester Taylor (March 2, 1822 – January 3, 1910) became the first mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts on January 5, 1891.
He was born March 2, 1822 in South Hadley, Massachusetts, one of ten children of Sylvester Taylor, a butcher (1793–1881) and Sarah Eaton (1793–1870). The family moved to Chicopee Falls in 1828, which was then a part of Springfield, Massachusetts.
He married Asenath Boylston Cobb (1826–1898) on November 25, 1845, with whom he had six children. Taylor died in Chicopee.
Business and political life
Starting in 1864, Taylor ran the Belcher & Taylor Agricultural Tool Company in Springfield.
As a member of the Republican Party, Taylor served the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1860 to 1861 and the Massachusetts Senate in 1869. Prior to becoming Mayor, he was president of Chicopee Falls Savings Bank.
- Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Issued for the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Boston, Massachusetts: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 431.
- Davis, William T. (1897). The New England States (Vol 1 ed.). Boston: D.H. Hurd & Co. pp. 429–432. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
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