Alva Everett Taylor
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas



Pioneer Village
Jester Park in 
Corsicana, Texas

Alva Everett Taylor
(July 19, 1891 - Dec. 8, 1965)

Grassroots researcher - writer and historical preservationist whose work led to development of this pioneer village. Born near Dawson (10 mi. SW) Taylor attended Baylor University (1911-1913). Married Maud Stockard (1914) and was father of 3 children. Farming unsuccessful, oil drilling in the 1920s boom and other ventures formed his historical interest led him to do original research. He published several books and pamphlets. 1951-59 with Joe Daniel and others he founded the Navarro County Historical Society in 1956 and this village in 1958. (1974)


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Dedication Program

Invocation ... W. P. Murchison

Master of Ceremonies ... George Eliot

Dedication of Marker ... Nelson Ross

Remarks of Appreciation ... Melvin Taylor

Unveiling of Marker ... Mrs. Alva Taylor

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