Cpl. Leon Taylor

July 11, 1915–February 6, 1943

Service #: *****
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Education: *****
Occupation: *****
Marital Status: *****
Enlistment Date: February 4, 1942
Enlistment Place: *****
Service/Unit: *****
Awards: *****
Burial: *****

Monticello Soldier Killed in Accident

MONTICELLO—Pvt. Leon Taylor, Monticello, was killed last Friday in a car accident while on his way from North Carolina to a training center at Camp Lee, Va. Funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church at Monticello. Taylor is the son of Mrs. Alice Taylor, Monticello, and P. J. Taylor, Mount Pleasant; and is nephew of Mrs. Ray Seeley, Anamossa

Source: The Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, February 11, 1943


Photo: C J Poston

Leon Taylor Buried Today

Serviceman Died Saturday Following Auto Accident

Monticello lost its third man from the armed forces last Saturday, Feb. 6, when Corp. Leon Fay Taylor was fatally injured near Camp Lee, Va. He was the victim of an automobile accident and suffered a fractured skull on the evening of February 5. He was taken to the station hospital, Camp Lee, where he died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday.

Two telegrams were received by the man's mother, Mrs. Alice Taylor. The first message advised her that he was critically ill and the second message told of his death, and the manner in which it occurred.

Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church, Monticello, Thursday, at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Glenn McMichael, Methodist minister, in charge.

Taylor was born at Monticello July 11, 1915. He was the son of Mrs. Alice Taylor of this city and Purl Taylor of Mount Pleasant He attended the Monticello high school and later was employed for 18 months in the locker department of the Farmers' Mutual Cooperative Creamery company. Before entering the service he was in the employ of a construction company at Burlington.

Taylor was inducted into the United States army February 4, 1942. He served for a time with the medical corps at Camp Roberts Little Rock, Ark. He transferred to the veterinary detachment and was sent to Camp Davis, N. C. He had advanced to the rank of corporal and in a letter received by his mother last Saturday stated that he was happy in his advanced rank and the fact that he had been recognized by being sent to Washington, D. C, to take a specialized course in a food laboratory, leading toward the position of food inspector for the veterinary corps.

In addition to his parents, Taylor is survived by a brother, Pfc. Raymond Taylor, Camp Dodge, Iowa, who is serving with a motor pool; and a sister, Mrs. Clifford Arduser, Langworthy; and his aged grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Leggett, Monticello, and a niece and nephew, Arlene and Robert Arduser, Langworthy.

Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, February 11, 1943