A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Obediah G. Taylor Dead
Just before going to press, Thursday, a telephone message to the STAR brought the news that O.G. Taylor, who recently moved from his home at this place, to Creston, suddenly died at Lowell Wednesday night.
Mr. Taylor's death takes from us another of our pioneers, and only a few of the old regime are left to tell as of the early times of our county. He came here in 1836, and when his spirit fled he was in his 76th year. His wife preceded him to the Golden Shore about two years ago. The deceased made two trips to California in search of gold, the first time in 1849. His birth place was Pennsylvania. He has two brothers living, Alvin and Sylvester, and a half sister in Wisconsin. He was a member of the M.E. church and belonged to the Crown Point Lodge of Free Masons. A number of grown children survive him. Funeral at Creston Friday. The report says Mr. Taylor was found dead in bed.
Research done by David T. Berns, a four-times great-grandson of Obadiah Taylor (1762-1839) provides the following information about Obadiah Taylor's grandson and namesake:
He was a son of Horace Taylor and Sarah Ann O'Dell and a grandson of Obadiah Taylor I. This Obadiah was born in 1821 and had siblings named George, Sylvester, Polly, Alvin, Sarah and Esher Ann. This Obadiah married his First Cousin who was named Julia Ann Taylor. She was the daughter of Adonijah Taylor II and Lucy Winchester. This Obadiah and Julia had children named Mary Ann, Cassius, Josephine, Clinton, George, Emma, Addie Julia, Ella May, Lucy H., Esther Jenne and Martha Alice.