John Howard Taylor
| || Date: 30 June 1861|
Place: Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|Son of John, stockbroker and Mary Jane Cash |
Marriage and Family
|Date: 1 October 1925|
Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
|Church of England|
|England and Germany|
|Worked in share and stockbroker's office in London then migrated to South Africa to enter commercial life|
To Western Australia in 1890
Went to Ashburton gold rush for a short time, tried farming then in January 1891 walked from Northam to goldfields at Southern Cross
Worked briefly as surface tracker, in March became pioneer stockbroker, transferred to Coolgardie April 1894, business prospered
Municipal secretary Coolgardie
First secretary Coolgardie Chamber of Mines
Spent lengthy period on Continent after attending Federal Convention, returned to Western Australia 1899 but resigned from Parliament and returned to Europe
Bought racing cutter Bonal and won Queen's Cup at Royal Cork Regatta in 1899
Made money as stockbroker in London but then fortunes declined, returned to Australia
|27 July 1896|
|Search for speeches by John Taylor|
- MLC East Province 27 July 1896–9 June 1899 (resigned)
- Member Federal Convention 1897
|Lived until death in Melbourne where he played bridge regularly|
One-time member Coolgardie Masonic Lodge and Royal Yacht Club
Gave name to Howard Street, Perth
|D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 192.|
Coolgardie Miner, 7 June 1899.
Eastern Districts Chronicle (York) 25 July 1896.
Historical Studies, 13, 51, (October 1968) p. 342–343.
Kalgoorlie Miner, 16 August 1929, 8 January 1946.