Woman of the Century/Hannah E. Taylor

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TAYLOR, Mrs. Hannah E., poet, born in Fredricton, New Brunswick, 18th August. 1835. HANNAH E. TAYLOR A woman of the century (page 715 crop).jpgHANNAH E. TAYLOR. Her maiden name was Barker. She is of English descent and native American for five generations. Mrs. Taylor's father was born and bred in New Brunswick, w here he was married to Miss Elizabeth Ann Sewell. He removed to Hartford, Conn., and reared his family there. Hannah received her education in Fredricton and in Hartford. During her school life her compositions were spoken of highly. Music was her passion, and, possessing a fine voice, it was the wish of her parents that she should study music as a profession. She accepted a position as leading soprano in the First Baptist Church of Hartford, teaching music meanwhile. During all those years she was writing poems, but it is only of late years any of her compositions have been published. In 1874 she became the wife of George Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor reside in Pasadena, Cal., where for several years Mr. Taylor has been general secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association. Mrs. Taylor has been an active member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for over ten years; she is corresponding secretary of the Pasadena branch of the Woman's National Indian Association, and is the recording secretary of the State Association.