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JOHN B. TAYLOR.
Since coming west twenty-five years ago, John B. Taylor has been closely associated with his brother, Marshall M. Taylor, in various business enterprises meeting with like success as a reward for steadfast application and competent management. He is four years his brother's junior, having been born April 22, 1866, in Jackson county, Iowa. His parents were Stephen L. and Cecelia (Dupuy) Taylor, who lived in Iowa where the father operated a grist mill near Fulton. He obtained his education in the schools of Jackson county, Iowa, and at Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana, after which he took a commercial course in a business college in Chicago. In 1886 he came west with his brother, Marshall M., and located for a short time in eastern Oregon. Later he engaged in the clothing business in Cheney, Washington, removing from there to Wallace, Idaho, where they conducted a similar business for nine years. In 1904 he came to Coeur d'Alene and with his brother organized the Coeur d'Alene Hardware Company, selling this after a year and a half in order to engage in the real-estate business. They have been very prosperous in this venture and have platted a large number of new additions in Coeur d'Alene, selling city lots, and ten-acre tracts for fruit-raising purposes. Mr. Taylor is interested in various other financial enterprises in addition to his real-estate business. He is vice-president of the Exchange National Bank of Coeur d'Alene, and also of the Bank of St. Joe, of St. Joe, Idaho, and is a stockholder in the Bank of St. Maries, of St. Mules, Idaho.
Fraternally Mr. Taylor is affiliated with the Masonic order, being a member of that lodge at Wallace, Idaho. He is also a member of the Commercial Club of Coeur d'Alene.
History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County Washington 1912