R. Ward Harrison, Editor

April 7, 1950

A native of neighboring Ware County, Dr. John Seward Taylor, DDS, was born in that section of Ware, now a part of Bacon County in 1890. He obtained his common school education in the public schools of Ware, Pierce and Coffee Counties after which he attended the District Agricultural College in Douglas from which institution he was graduated.

After completing his literary education he entered the Southern Dental College in Atlanta where he was a student for three years. The final year of his professional training was received at Tulane University School of Medicine and Dental Surgery in New Orleans, from which institution he was awarded a DDS degree in 1922.

Dr. Taylor grew up on the family farm homestead in northern Ware County, now Bacon. He is a son of the late John Taylor, pioneer citizen of that territory who was an extensive farmer and stock raiser. His mother before her marriage was Miss Julia Jordan, also a pioneer resident of Ware County, now Bacon, who is now deceased. He was a member of a family of six brothers and two sisters.

First coming to Charlton County in 1918, Dr. Taylor remained here for several months before going to New Orleans to complete his professional education as a dentist. After obtaining his DDS degree he practiced for several months with his brother, the late W.M. Taylor, in Waycross, before returning to Folkston in the latter part of 1922 to establish his office and begin his practice as a dentist which he has successfully carried on in the same location on the second floor of the Folkston Pharmacy building.

Since opening his office here in 1922, Dr. Taylor has been the only dentist practicing in Folkston and the surrounding territory, up to the present time. He now has a modernly-equipped office and carries on an extensive practice with a great many of his patients coming from nearby counties in Georgia and Florida.

In 1927 Dr. Taylor was married to Miss Myrtle Virginia Allen of this city. They have one daughter, Mary Sue, now in grammar school. They are both members of the Methodist Church. Dr. Taylor is a Mason and takes an active interest in all civic organizations, cheerfully contributing to the community welfare and advancement and being ready at all times to carry out fully his duty and obligations as a citizen.

Interested in athletics since his school days when he took an active part in baseball and other sports at Douglas and elsewhere, Dr. Taylor is an enthusiastic leader and supporter of all athletic activities in this community. He has rendered valuable service in helping to promote an interest in clean, healthful athletics among our young people.

A keen sportsman and lover of the outdoors, Dr. Taylor’s chief hobby is hunting, just any type of hunting that gives him the opportunity to get out into the woods with dogs and gun.

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