Pueblo County, Colorado
Ray R. Taylor

Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.

Dr. Ray R. Taylor, actively engaged in the practice of medicine in Pueblo, where he is also filling the position of county coroner, is a native son of the city in which he resides, his birth occurring on the 27th of July, 1889. His parents were Dr. C. F. and Nancy A. (Robinson) Taylor, whose family numbered four sons and one daughter, of whom Ray R. is the fourth in order of birth. The family was established in Colorado in pioneer times and throughout his entire life he has resided in the city which is now his home, and his record stands in contradistinction to the old adage that a prophet is never without honor save in his own country, for in the place of his birth Dr. Taylor has made for himself a most creditable position as a representative of professional interests.

He began his education in the public schools at the usual age and passed through consecutive grades to his graduation from district No. 1 high school at Pueblo. He next entered the University of Colorado and in 1911 he won the Bachelor of Arts degree, while in 1913, on the completion of a medical course, he was granted his professional degree. He next served for a year and a half as interne in the county hospital and in that connection gained broad practical experience. He at once entered upon his professional duties and has been very successful in their conduct. He has always kept in touch with the trend of progressive thought in relation to medical and surgical work, broad reading acquainting him with the latest scientific discoveries and researches. He does not hastily discard old and time-tried methods and yet quickly takes up any new idea which his judgment sanctions as of professional worth. In 1915 he was elected to the position of county coroner and in 1917 was reelected to that office, in which he is now serving for the second term.

On the 29th of December, 1916, Dr. Taylor was united in marriage to Miss Betty Lorraine, of Boulder, Colorado, and they have one child, Nancy. Dr. Taylor has always voted with the republican party and is a stanch advocate of its principles, believing that the party's platform contains the best elements of good government. He is identified with the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and along strictly professional lines his membership is with the County, Colorado State and the American Medical Associations. He is yet a young man but has already attained a position which many an older physician and surgeon might well envy and what he has accomplished in the past indicates that his future career will be well worth the watching. Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918

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