HAMMONDCalling hours for Mr. Lawrence H. Boom-Boom Taylor, 97, 155 Wooster Road, will be Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 at IslandView Funeral Services, 300 Main Street, Morristown. If friends desire condolences, food, flowers and photos can be sent online to www.islandviewfs.com
Mr. Taylor died Friday morning, January 10, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, where he had been a patient since December 30, 2013.
There will be a graveside service in the spring at Redwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his daughter, Linda Sue Davis-Babcock, 10280 NYS 26, Lowville, with whom he had resided for the past two years; two granddaughters, Sallyann M. Jackson, Evans Mills, Penny Sue Davis, Evans Mills, one grandson, Remington Lawrence Taylor Davis, Theresa; six great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters, was expecting a great-great grandchild in April and his wifes sisters, Marie Ropp, Fostoria, Ohio and Evelyn Peacock, Kingston, Arkansas.
Predeceasing Mr. Taylor is one brother, Floyd who died October 2, 2010.
Born on November 25, 1916 in Aneroid, Saskatchewan, Canada, he was a son of Edwin Royale and Ida Mabel Northup Taylor.
Mr. Taylor attended schools in Hammond and Brier Hill.
When his father died in 1932, Lawrence was 16 years old and took over the operation of the family dairy farm and continued to run it until 1965, when he retired from dairy farming. In fact he used to operate the reaper that is currently used as an ornament at the Langbrook Golf Course in Brier Hill.
Lawrence was a direct descendant of the Taylor Bay, Taylor family in the town of Morristown on the St. Lawrence River.
On April 11, 1955, he married Lillian Mary Frizzell in Little Falls, NY. Mrs. Taylor died December 12, 1974.
Mr. Taylor also worked with the Civilian Conservation Corp. and worked various other jobs such as construction, where he was a dynamite expert and drilled wells. Much of the blasting he did was for docks and camps in the Hammond, Morristown and Black Lake area.
Lawrence also fished for sturgeon and sold them in New York City. He enjoyed fishing for Muskie, snowshoeing and playing pool.