Zacharias Taylor [1851-1890] hanged for murder 9 April 1890 at the Greene County Courthouse, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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Zacharias Taylor [1851-1890] hanged for murder 9 April 1890 at the Greene County Courthouse, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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Hanged for murder on 9 April 1890 at the Greene County Courthouse in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

Photograph of Zacharias Taylor [1851-1890] - husband of Elizabeth Ann Clark, son of James Taylor. His brother-in-law and accomplice, George W. Clark, was also hanged for this crime, earlier in the year, on 26 February 1890.

Original, professional photograph from Rogers, Photo, Waynesburg, Pa.

Donated to the Greene County Courthouse by Larkin and Mary Jane Grimes Dellinger, 22 April 2005. Displayed and maintained by Thomas Headlee, Register and Recorder, who provided the opportunity to scan the photograph for the Greene Connections: Greene County, Pennsylvania Archives Project in 2009.

Copies of Taylor's photograph, as well as an original photograph of George W. Clark, are archived in a box titled the "William McCausland Murder Case" at the Waynesburg University Paul R. Stewart Museum (Miller Hall, 51 W. College St.; Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370). See item # WAYN_AN003_0011 to view the image of George W. Clark.

Learn more:

"To The Scaffold" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 10 April 1890. www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/49272837

"Taylor Talks" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 10 April 1890. www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/49274383

"Hanging of Taylor!" article, Waynesburg Democrat, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 11 April 1890, page 1, columns 2-9. www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/49274778

"Taylor's Funeral" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 17 April 1890. www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/49275062

Creator

Greene County Courthouse (collection)
Local History (series)
Rogers, Waynesburg, Pa. (photographer)

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GCCH-AN001-0001

Citation

Greene County Courthouse (collection), Local History (series), and Rogers, Waynesburg, Pa. (photographer), “Zacharias Taylor [1851-1890] hanged for murder 9 April 1890 at the Greene County Courthouse, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania,” Greene Connections, accessed June 22, 2018, http://greeneconnections.omeka.net/items/show/488.

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