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William Taylor

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

William Taylor (fifth cashier, September 6, 1860, to March 17, 1864), son of Joseph Taylor and Hannah (Berdett) Taylor - they were cousins having the same family name - was born in Aston township, Delaware county, August 31, 1833. His parents removed to Chester in 1844 and the son received his education in the public school of the borough. At seventeen he entered the general store of George Baker, at Market Square, where he was a clerk for nearly five years, when he was employed in the like capacity by Richard Stevenson for two years, after which for three months he was in the Recorder's office, at Media, under N. F. Walter. While in that employ, on August 16, 1858, he was appointed receiving teller for The Bank of Delaware County. Two years later, September 6, 1860, he was elected cashier to succeed James G. McCollin, resigned. Mr. Taylor was then a man of twenty-seven years, the youngest person up to that time to hold that position. On March 16, 1864, Mr. Taylor resigned to accept the cashiership of the First National Bank, of Chester, then in process of organization. On the following day, March 17, he was elected cashier of the First National Bank at a preliminary meeting, although the bank was not regularly organized until May 15, 1864. For more than twenty years Mr. Taylor was cashier of the latter institution, resigning the office May 15, 1884. Prior to 1860, he served as a school director for the Borough of Chester. William Taylor died at Chester, May 2, 1912, aged 78 years. 

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