Estelle Foster Taylor

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James E.
June 26, 1906
October 13, 1995

Estelle F.
November 20, 1903
March 8, 1999

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James E. Taylor
Major General, United States Army
Commanding General, Texas 36th Division Field Artillery
Awarded Silver Star in September, 1943 for Gallantry in Action
Awarded Bronze Star in August, 1944 for Heroism in Ground Combat
Awarded the French Croix De Guerre
Mayor, Kerns, Texas
Member, Texas House of Representatives from 1939 to 1942
Senator, Texas Senate from 1945 to 1949
Chairman, Gilmer-Aiken "Citizens Committee on Education"
Adjutant General of Texas, 1961
Full Name: Estelle Foster Taylor
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:H  Number:11
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of James Edward Taylor 
Birth Date: November 20, 1903 
Died: March 8, 1999 
Burial Date: March 10, 1999 

TAYLOR, ESTELLE FOSTER (1903-1999) Mrs. Estelle Foster was born in Kerens, Texas, on November 20, 1903. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor and graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Education in 1927.

That same year, 1927, she married James Edward Taylor. Estelle Taylor was extremely active in her husband's political pursuits; so much in fact, that in 1944 she placed her husband's name on the ballot in absentia for election to the Texas Senate from Navarro County.

She and her daughter campaigned for him while he served in Europe during World War II. Taylor returned to Texas after winning the election and continued in both public and private office for many years. Estelle Taylor was active in the Red Cross, Senate Ladies Club, the First Baptist Church of Kerens, and the First Baptist Church of Austin.

According to her obituary, "Estelle Foster Taylor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother."

She died March 8, 1999, and is buried next to her husband in the Texas State Cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Obituary, Austin American-Statesman, March 9, 1999.

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