John Monteith Taylor

John Monteith Taylor

Male 1907 - 1974  (67 years)

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  • Name John Monteith Taylor 
    Born 11 Jul 1907  33 Rosehall Street, Glasgow, District of Milton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 01 Jul 1922  Regina, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 09 Sep 1974  Vancouver, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Cremated 12 Sep 1974  Hamilton Mortuary Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I76  McClelland Genealogy | Descendents of Thomas Berry
    Last Modified 30 May 2016 

    Father Robert Christie Taylor,   b. 05 Jan 1863, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1951, Chilliwack, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Monteith,   b. 24 Aug 1872, 17 Parson Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1939, Chilliwack, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1894  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thelma Hilda Berry,   b. 02 Jul 1911, Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1991, Vancouver, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 14 May 1936  Port Coquitlam, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1907 - 33 Rosehall Street, Glasgow, District of Milton, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 01 Jul 1922 - Regina, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1936 - Port Coquitlam, B.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Sep 1974 - Vancouver, B.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 12 Sep 1974 - Hamilton Mortuary Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Taylor/Berry Wedding
    Taylor/Berry Wedding
    At Thelma and John's wedding, Thelma's sister (Helen) and John's brother (Dave) joined them in the bridal party. Thelma and John are on the right.
    John and Thelma Taylor
    John and Thelma Taylor
    Robert Taylor, three generations photo
    Robert Taylor, three generations photo
    Robert Taylor, his son, John, and granddaughter
    Elizabeth Monteith and family
    Elizabeth Monteith and family
    The photo shows Elizabth Gribben Taylor standing at the back, and left to right, Elizabeth Taylor (nee Monteith), Margaret Monteith Taylor, John Monteith Taylor, and Thelma Hilda Taylor (nee Berry) ... thanks to Sheila McClelland for the scan.
    Taylor/Caird Wedding
    Taylor/Caird Wedding
    Wedding party, from left to right are unknown, David Monteith Taylor, Elsie Doreen Caird, unknown, and John Monteith Taylor.
    Jack Monteith Taylor
    Jack Monteith Taylor
    head shot

    Documents
    John Monteith Taylor
    John Monteith Taylor
    Registration of Death
    John Taylor
    John Taylor
    Arrival in Canada, Landing Card
    John Taylor and Thelma Berry
    John Taylor and Thelma Berry
    Newspaper Wedding Announcement
    Vancouver Sun, May 29, 1936 edition
    Marriage Announcement
    Marriage Announcement
    John Monteith Taylor and Thelma Hilda Berry
    John Monteith Taylor
    John Monteith Taylor
    Obituary Notice

    Headstones
    John & Thelma Taylor gravestone
    John & Thelma Taylor gravestone
    Gravestone of John and Thelma Taylor at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, B.C. (June 1991)

    Histories
    The Chess Scene in 1950's British Columbia
    The Chess Scene in 1950's British Columbia
    This history provides a glimpse of the dynamic chess world that existed within British Columbia around the 1950's.
    Chessville Vignette
    Chessville Vignette
    Jack Taylor (1970 - 1974)

  • Notes 


    • In the contestant booklet of the 1953 Dominion Chess Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba, John was profiled as follows [Research note: this was his third and last time competing at the Canadian Championships] :

      A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Taylor came to this country at the age of 14, and after a brief pause in Regina, settled down in Vancouver. He won the British Columbia Championship at 21 - five years after being taught to play. He has won that title on five occasions, his latest triumph being in 1953 when he and Salia tied for first. At present, Mr. Taylor is the Traffic Manager of Forests Limited Department Store, a position he has held for the last five years [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S109] Birth - John Taylor, (July 25 1907).

    2. [S340] Family Bible - Monteith, (c 1870).

    3. [S134] Landing Card - John Taylor, SS Cassandra, (Third Class Passage, Port of Quebec, Canada, July 1, 1922).

    4. [S457] Letter - Jack Taylor, (January 1970).

    5. [S11] Obit - John M. Taylor 1974, (The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C., September 11, 1974).

    6. [S478] Death - John M. Taylor 1974, (1974).

    7. [S23] Report - Scots Ancestry, (December 6 1994).

    8. [S108] Marriage - Taylor/Berry, (The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C., May 29, 1936).

    9. [S212] Family Bible - Berry, (c 1880).

    10. [S347] Taylor Chess Scrap Book, (1947-1974).