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Transcribed biography of Robert Daniel Taylor


We are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daniel Taylor and children of R. R. 2, Valparaiso, Ind., born Hoosiers. Bob was born in Lake County Oct. 15, 1942, and I, Sandra Louise, was born in Porter County Sept. 25, 1944. Bob is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Ruth (Bruckman) Taylor. Bob's family moved from Crown Point, Ind., in 1948 to where his folks presently live seven miles north of Hebron, Ind. He and his only brother, George Leroy, attended and graduated from Boone Grove School. Sandra is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice and Frances (Perrill) Ludington. She was raised 3 miles northwest of Boone Grove in the house her father was born in: Sandra's grandmother, Florence B. Ludington, resides in Boone Grove. Sandra has two sisters, Carolyn Ann Hood and Juanita Diane Houpt. They also graduated from Boone Grove School. After graduating in 1960 Bob worked one year on a farm before entering the U.S. Army, joining the 586 Signal Company. He was in France for 9 months but spent most of his duty at Fort Irwin, California. Sandra graduated in 1963 and worked one year at Indiana General Magnetic Corporation. After having gone together five years we were married July 11, 1964 at the Boone Grove Christian Church. Our first home was a trailer in Valparaiso where we lived for five years. Bob worked at U. S. Steel in Gary and I was a housewife. It was here our two daughters joined our family. Justine Annette was born Jan. 18, 1965 and Sheila Marie was born April 5, 1969. When Sheila was 3 weeks old we moved to our present home 1 1/2 miles northeast of Boone Grove. Fifteen months later on July 18, 1970, our son, Robert Scott, was born. Bob had a motorcycle accident June 25, 1966, which put him in the hospital 2 1/2 months and off of work for 18 months. He was able to go back to work at U.S. Steel, taking a job as an apprentice in the Roll Shop, this is where he presently works. We enjoy camping vacations and in 1975 took a six week trip to Alaska.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 168

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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