1881–1973

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 14, 1881, Mor­gan­town, Ken­tuc­ky.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 1, 1973, Uval­de, Tex­as.

Buried: Uval­de Ce­me­te­ry, Uval­de, Tex­as.

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Biography

Austin was the son of Gar­rard Banks Tay­lor and Su­san Hol­lo­way, and hus­band of Au­gus­ta Bar­ba­ra Jer­ger.

In 1890, his fa­mi­ly moved to Sher­man, Tex­as, where he stu­died mu­sic.

Taylor first taught in a sing­ing school at age 18, and pub­lished his first song book in 1905.

He was ac­tive as a song lead­er for Church­es of Christ in the south and south­west Unit­ed States, wrote 200 songs, pub­lished two do­zen of his own song books, and worked as an ed­it­or for the Firm Foun­da­tion Com­pa­ny in Aus­tin, Te­as.

He al­so served at the Tex­as Nor­mal Sing­ing School in Sa­bi­nal, Tex­as, for 27 years, re­tir­ing in 1972.

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