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Taylor, Lynn Dixon, 1898-1967

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1898 - 1967

Biographical History

Lynn Dixon Taylor (1898-1967) was a businessman, entrepreneur, and real estate developer from Provo, Utah.

Lynn Dixon Taylor was born May 6, 1898 in Provo, Utah to Arthur Nicholls Taylor and Maria Louise Dixon Taylor. He married Celestia Johnson on August 17, 1927 in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended the Timpanogos Grammar School (Provo, Utah) and graduated from Brigham Young High School (Provo, Utah) in 1917.

During World War I, he served in the United States Army, and from 1920-1922 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nortwestern States Mission. Following his return from his mission, he graduated from Brigham Young University in 1923 where he played on the tennis team. During his tenure at BYU he also established the Goldbrickers social club.

As a student, he worked for the Joseph Nelson Architectural Office, and following graduation he took a job with Barker Brothers in Los Angeles, California. Six months later, he returned to Provo, Utah, and took a job as Drapery Department Manage for Dixon-Taylor Russell Company where he also worked as advertising manager. On August 17, 1927, Taylor married Celestia Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple. Two years later, in August 1929, he completed the New York School of Interior Design Decoration training course.

In addition to his work with Dixon-Taylor Russell Company, Lynn Taylor worked as a "special instructor" at BYU where he taught interior design for thirty years. As President of the Bonneville Development Corporation, he was a partner in the development of the Oak Hills subdivision in Provo and was President of the Brickerhaven Corporation. Taylor also designed and constructed several buildings on Provo's Center Street.

Taylor and his wife had five children: John A. Taylor, George T. Taylor, Janice Taylor DeGraw, Lynne Ann Taylor Richards, and Kathryn Taylor Brockbank. He died in Provo, Utah, on July 2, 1967.

Citation:
UPB files, Jan. 30, 2014 (Lynn Dixon Taylor; b. May 6, 1898 in Provo, Utah; parents, Arthur Nichols Taylor and Maria Louise Dixon Taylor; m. Celestia Johnson on Aug. 17, 1927 in the Salt Lake Temple; attended Timpanogos Grammar School; graduated, Brigham Young High School, 1917; graduated, Brigham Young University, 1923; graduated, New York School of Interior Design Decoration training course, 1929; veteran, United State Army, 1917-1918; missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northwestern States Mission, 1920-1922; employment, Barker Brothers in Los Angeles, Calif.; employment, Drapery and Advertising Department Manager for Dixon-Taylor Russell Company; children; John A. Taylor, George T. Taylor, Janice Taylor DeGraw, Lynne Ann Taylor Richards, and Kathryn Taylor Brockbank; d. July 2, 1967)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Terry Taylor scrapbook of Lynn Dixon Taylor family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8352
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook materials include a family scrapbook that contains correspondence, photographs, family histories, newspaper clippings, military papers, and ephemera. Dated 1898-1967.

Dates: 1898-1967