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    Tippecanoe City has just reason to be proud of her schools which rank among the best in the state and among her efficient corps of teachers is numbered Miss Taylor, who for many years has been in charge of the primary department. It is now a generally recognized fact that primary work is probably the most important grade in the schools, for there are formed the habits of study and application which will color the student's entire school life. It is therefore very necessary that the young minds be properly trained in the right direction so that in later years no time need be spent in correcting bad habits of study. That Miss Taylor is regarded as particularly capable and efficient in her work is shown by her long connection with the primary department of the Tippecanoe City schools. A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, she lost her father when only five years of age and her mother when eleven years of age. She was educated in the public schools and in a seminary, and at the age of fifteen years came to Tippecanoe City with her grandparents, John W. and Sarah Taylor. Mr. Taylor died in Columbus. He and his wife resided with their daughter, Mrs. Eliza Drury, whose husband, William Drury, was a merchant of Tippecanoe City. After a few years, however, the family removed to Columbus, Ohio, and all are now deceased. Miss Taylor, however, did not accompany her relatives, having at that time become one of the successful teachers of Tippecanoe City. She has spent about thirty-six years in the school room, where she has displayed marked ability in imparting clearly, concisely and readily to the little ones the fundamental principles of knowledge.

    Miss Taylor is a member of the Lutheran church, although reared a Presbyterian. For many years she has been a teacher in the Sunday-school and is active in other spheres of church work. She is also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Progress Club, a historical and literary society, but her attention is chiefly given to her labors along educational lines. She has daily performed each duty faithfully and well, and thus gained inspiration and courage for the next day. Progress has ever characterized her work and she keeps thoroughly in touch with the advancement that is being made in educational methods. She attends the various teachers' institutes, and is member of a number of teachers', associations and societies, and her work has indeed been of very great value to the schools of Tippecanoe City. Miss Taylor is very popular with the best residents of this place, is a lady of broad general culture and an entertaining conversationalist, gladly received in social circles where true worth and intelligence are received as passports into good society.

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