Biographical / Historical
Charles Shoemaker Taylor was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 26, 1850, the son of Abraham M. Taylor and Elizabeth R. Shoemaker. He entered Haverford College in 1867 and graduated in 1871. At Haverford College he played cricket. He was the Vice President of the Alumni Association, a Manager of Haverford College from 1876 to 1880, a trustee of Bryn Mawr College until 1893, a member of the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pennsylvania, a life member of the University Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Haverford College Union. He married Rebecca Hughes in 1873 and had five children, A. Merritt (1874), C. Clifford (1876), Joseph W. (1878), Marianna (1881), and Frederick Raymond (1887). In 1894 he married Gertrude Allinson and had three more children, Margaret Wood (1898), Edward Allinson (1900), Lawrence Newbold (1903). Charles Shoemaker Taylor died September 21, 1939 in Haverford, Pa. at the age of 89.