NameJosephine FOCHT
Birth12 May 1860, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio1890,1172
Death18 Dec 1928, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio1890 Age: 68
BurialFairmont Cemetery, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 195.
FatherAdam FOCHT (~1819-1881)
MotherUrsula Jane BAILEY (1826-1904)
Birth28 Apr 1858, Allen County, Ohio34, v. 2, p. 521-522.,1592
Death22 Apr 1936, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio1592 Age: 77
Burial24 Apr 1936, Fairmont Cemetery, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 195.,1592
OccupationFarmer34, v. 2, p. 521.
FatherJoseph TAYLOR (1812-1896)
MotherAdaline MEYERS (1817-1889)
Marriage30 Nov 1881, Auglaize County, Ohio1783
Notes for Josephine FOCHT

1860 Birth:171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 195.,1172 Birth date of 12 May 1860 taken from death record and obituary; place of birth, Union Township, Auglaize County, taken from obituary.

1870 U.S. Census:1982 Josephine enumerated in the household of her father Adam Focht in Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio, as a female, age 10, white, born in Ohio, attended school within the year, cannot write.

1928 Death Record:1890 Josephine Taylor; female, white, married; date of death, 18 December 1928; date of birth, 12 May 1860; age 68 years, 7 months, 6 days; housewife; place of death: Union Township; place of birth, Union Township; residence, Union Township; father, Adam Focht; mother, Ursula Bailey; cause of death, pneumonia.

1928 Obituary:1172 Mrs. Taylor is Taken in Death Near Uniopolis. Well known woman died early Tuesday morning after many months illness, funeral Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Josephine Taylor, wife of Howard T. Taylor, died at the family home near Uniopolis at 2:40 Tuesday morning, December 18, after many months of illness. For the last three months her condition had been critical.

Mrs. Taylor was the daughter of the late Adam and Mrs. Ursula Bailey Focht, and she was born in Union Township May 12, 1860, and death came at the age of 68 years, seven months and six days. She was united in marriage to Mr. Taylor and they established their home in Union Township where they spent all of their wedded life. One daughter, Bessie Taylor, preceded the mother in death about two years ago. Left to mourn the passing of a devoted wife and mother, are the husband, a son, Guy Taylor residing near Kosuth, and a daughter, Mrs. Mace Smith of Uniopolis, and one sister Mrs. Comfort Ashburn of Essex, Iowa.

Mrs. Taylor was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, Uniopolis, was a teacher in the Sunday school of the church and a member of the Missionary Society and Ladies Aid Society. She was a member of an old and prominent family of the county and had a wide circle of friends who will mourn her passing.

Funeral services Thursday afternoon from her late home at 1:30 o’clock and the internment will take place at Fairmont cemetery.

1928 Obituary:1172 Josephine Focht Taylor.
"And another of earth’s finest and best
Has passed to her sweet and eternal rest."

Josephine Taylor, nee Focht, daughter of Adam and Ursula Bailey Focht, was born in Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio on May 2, 1860, and passed away from this life Dec. 18, 1928. She had reached almost the allotted three score and ten years, being 68 years, seven months and six days of age at her death.

Being one of seven children born into the family of pioneer residents, she early learned the lessons of helpfulness, kindness, charity, and cooperation toward family and others. In November, 1881, she was united in marriage to Howard A. Taylor. To this union were born three children: Bessie, deceased, Guy and Mrs. W. A. Smith, Uniopolis. One sister, Mrs. Comfort Ashburn, Essex, Iowa, survives as well as two grandchildren.

This noble christian woman, whose life was an inspiration, a help to all who knew her will be more than missed. Sister "Jose" Taylor will be mourned by more than the members of her own family. And the reasons for this sadness at her passing are, briefly that she exemplified so earnestly and beautifully the spirit of christian neighborliness, kindness, helping the sick and needy, cheering the discouraged. Being a Christian herself, she just helped bring the Kingdom of God a little nearer to all of us. She had been a member of the Church of Christ for over 30 years. She taught the class of young married people in the Sunday school for a number of years and her memory will be kept by the members of that class to their last days. Words fail in speaking of the life and acts of this noble woman. She wrought greater than she knew and Heaven will be made glad to have her come in and abide there. She truly labored in the Vineyard of her Lord in seasons and out of season, and to such as have born the burden and the heat of the day she enters into her inheritance with the white robed, redeemed millions who have done good to all they knew.

"Friend after friend departs;
Who hath not but lost a friend?
There is no union her of hearts
That finds not here an end;
Were this frail world our only rest."

1928 Tombstone:171, v. 1, bk. 2, p. 195. Fairmont Cemetery, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.
Taylor, Josephine
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