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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 46 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 46

(By Delegate P. Smith)




Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 21-23-7.67 on Route 23 in Lewis County, the "Martha Ellen Taylor & Sons Memorial Bridge".
     Whereas, Martha Ellen Ratliff Taylor was born on July 18, 1881, in the Oil Creek area of Lewis County; and
     Whereas, In March 1904, Martha Ellen Taylor married the late John C. Taylor and together they raised seven sons and two daughters; and
     Whereas, Martha Ellen Taylor was the number one World War II mother of Lewis County as all seven of her sons served in the United States Armed Forces at the same time during World War II; and
     Whereas, Five of Martha Ellen Taylor's sons served in the United States Army, Glenn Russell Taylor, Franklin Taylor, John Caldwell Taylor, Jr., Theodore Quinton Taylor and Archie Dale Taylor and two of her sons, William Henry Taylor and Warrick Richard Taylor, served in the United States Navy; and
     Whereas, Martha Ellen Taylor's grandchildren included John B. Taylor, Sharon Cassady, Constance Marie Taylor, Jocelyn Lee Taylor, Martha Lou Taylor, Robert Taylor, Sheila Hicks, Ronald Taylor, Larry Taylor, Theodore Taylor, Randy Taylor, Debra Dodge, John W. Taylor, Mary Ellen Taylor, Gary Flesher, Jeannie Lynch and Martha Ellen Hays; and
     Whereas, Martha Ellen Taylor died on December 22, 1956, and is buried alongside her husband, who died in a hit and run accident in Lewis County on June 14, 1936, in the Machpelah Cemetery in Weston; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Martha Ellen Taylor and her seven sons for their commitment, dedication and service to their country and their state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 21-23-7.67 on Route 23 in Lewis County, the "Martha Ellen Taylor & Sons Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Martha Ellen Taylor & Sons Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of Martha Ellen Taylor.
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