I have some Full Circles after wedding month is over! I am always pleased when a photo reaches its “home.”
This Full Circle began with an email.
Hi! My maternal grandfather's family (Taylor) is from Detroit Lakes and my grandfather Edwin Taylor (1899 - 1998) had an older brother who was referred to as "Uncle Busty". Could it be the same one? Jon
Hi Jon, It could be! The photo was purchased at a antique shop in Detroit Lakes MN. Does he look like your Grandfather? Sometimes the resemblance can be the clue? I am happy to mail you the photo, I will need your address. Connie at Forgotten Old Photos
You have a nice hobby! It's tough to tell with the shades and hat in the photo but he does resemble my grandfather.
I mailed off the photo to California.
Hi to you, Connie,
I am putting in a little blurb about “Uncle Busty” for your blog and sending you a small contribution for your expenses. Jon
“Uncle Busty”, as Busty Taylor was known by his family (two brothers and a sister), was kind of the clan’s black sheep. Just below is an article from the local newspaper.
March 28, 1940 – An alienation of affections suit for $50,000 brought by C. Ernest Olson of St. Cloud, former Detroit Lakes resident, against W. L. Taylor of Detroit Lakes, drew to a close before a packed courtroom today. Seeking to recover damages, Olson has charged Taylor in the case with the alienation of the affections of his wife, Thelma Roberts of Detroit Lakes, prior to their divorce in October 1939.
Normally a divorce wouldn’t be big news but the packed courtroom says something!
Recently, a distant family member spoke to someone who related this tale: Every time the local football team beat the Detroit Lakes team, Busty invited the entire team, plus girlfriends, out to dinner. She (now in her 80’s) attended 3 or 4 such dinners.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jon asked me to add this request:
Could/would you please add this to my post?
If there are are any relatives of Busty Taylor is the Detroit Lakes, Frazee area, I would love to have a post from you. Edwin and Howard moved to the Los Angeles area, where the former became an attorney and the latter worked in the television electronics field. I recently received a phone call from a woman who was married to Grace’s grandson.
Also, if anyone knows what happened to Wilcox lumber, or if it is still in existence, I’d like to get some information on that, too.