Anna Rose Taylor

Daughter of John Cook Taylor & Emma Jane Owens

Summary

Born: 10 June 1918, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KY

Married: Emery Holt Chesnut, 3 Feb 1947, Cook County, IL

Died: 17 July 1976, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI

Buried: 21 July 1976, Millburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL

Photo: Anna Rose & John

Daughter of John Cook Taylor & Emma Jane Owens

Summary

Born: 10 June 1918, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KY

Married: Emery Holt Chesnut, 3 Feb 1947, Cook County, IL

Died: 17 July 1976, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI

Buried: 21 July 1976, Millburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Lake County, IL

Anna Rose was the baby of the family. Her closest sibling, Hartford, was 13 years old when she was born on 10 June 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.1Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Our Family History” (KY, Loyall, 1969-1977), scanned copy of fill-in-the-blanks family history privately held by Linda F. McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY; Linda is Emma’s granddaughter; p. 14, birth dates for Anna Rose & Hartford. For several years, starting in the mid-1930s, she lived with Hartford and his family in Chicago and attended high school. During that time, she returned home to Mt. Vernon during summer breaks. After graduation, she went to work for a candy factory for a while before returning to Mt. Vernon to live.2Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.

Anna Rose married Emery Holt Chesnut on 3 Feb 1947 in Cook County, Illinois.3Cook County, IL, “Cook County Genealogy,” database, Genealogy Online (http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ : accessed 3 Mar 2010), Anna Rose Taylor and Emery H. Chestnut, 3 Feb 1947, #1954006; index citing marriage records of Cook County (no longer available online). She borrowed a dress pattern from her niece, Faye, and made a light blue wool dress for her wedding.4Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.

Holt was born on 10 August 1904 in Knox County, Kentucky to John Jacob Chesnut and Tabitha Humfleet.5“U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007,” database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901 : accessed 1 Jan 2022), Emery Holt Chesnut, SSN 375-05-7544; from Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007. He was the uncle of Aubrey Chesnut who married Anna Rose’s niece, Edna Hopkins.6Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author. Anna Rose and Holt made their home in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.7“Holt & Anna Rose (Taylor) Chesnut,” probably from Mt. Vernon (KY) Signal, date unknown, scanned clipping held by Linda F. McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY, 2003, original saved by Hartford Taylor.

Anna Rose and Holt’s son, John Hartford, was born in Detroit on 19 August 1948.8Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Our Family History” (1969-1977). p. 14. When John was very young, Anna Rose returned to Mt. Vernon to live with her parents. They lived in the other side of the duplex on West Main Street where Emma Jane and John lived, which had a connecting door in their living rooms.9Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.

Anna Rose and Holt never divorced, even though they did not live together for years. About 1964, she and John returned to Detriot to live with him.10Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens, maternal grandmother of author.

Anna Rose suffered a heart attack while hospitalized for hiatal hernia surgery.11Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Memoir” (1977). She died on 17 July 1976 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.12Funeral Card for Anna R. Chesnut, Strang Funeral Home, Antioch, IL; copy privately held by Linda McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY, provided by W. H. Tayor. She was buried in Milburn Cemetery in Wadsworth, Lake County, Illinois, beside Hartford.13Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Our Family History” (1969-1977). p. 47, cemetery name and location. Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens, maternal grandmother of author; buried next to Hartford.

Holt died on 22 February 1993 in West Branch, Michigan, and was buried in Hutchins Cemetery in Bailey Switch, Knox County, Kentucky.14“Michigan, U.S., Death Index, 1971-1996,” database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3171 : accessed 26 Dec 2008), 1993, Emery H. Chesnut; from Michigan Dept. of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, Lansing; death date and location. Find a Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : viewed 1 Jan 2022), memorial 20111765, for Emery H. “Holt” Chesnut, (Hutchins Cemetery, Bailey Switch, Knox County, KY), digital image, 26 Jun 2007, by Juel.

John died on 22 March 2015 in Murrieta, California.15“John Hartford Chesnut, 1948-2015,” Legacy.com (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ : accessed 14 Sep 2017); published by Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), 22 Apr 2015. His final resting place is unknown.

Cite this page: Linda F. McCauley, "Anna Rose Taylor," Documenting the Details, 4 Feb 2022 (https://documentingthedetails.com/artaylor : accessed [enter current date]).

Written by: Linda F. McCauley
Copyright © 2022 Linda F. McCauley. All rights reserved.

My Connection: John Cook Taylor & Emma Jane Owens (great-grandparents) > Emma Ewers Taylor (grandmother) > Uta Faye Hopkins (mother)

Last Update: 4 Feb 2022
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1 Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Our Family History” (KY, Loyall, 1969-1977), scanned copy of fill-in-the-blanks family history privately held by Linda F. McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY; Linda is Emma’s granddaughter; p. 14, birth dates for Anna Rose & Hartford.
2 Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.
3 Cook County, IL, “Cook County Genealogy,” database, Genealogy Online (http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ : accessed 3 Mar 2010), Anna Rose Taylor and Emery H. Chestnut, 3 Feb 1947, #1954006; index citing marriage records of Cook County (no longer available online).
4 Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.
5 “U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007,” database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901 : accessed 1 Jan 2022), Emery Holt Chesnut, SSN 375-05-7544; from Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936–2007.
6 Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.
7 “Holt & Anna Rose (Taylor) Chesnut,” probably from Mt. Vernon (KY) Signal, date unknown, scanned clipping held by Linda F. McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY, 2003, original saved by Hartford Taylor.
8 Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Our Family History” (1969-1977). p. 14.
9 Uta Faye Hopkins McCauley, daughter of Elmer D. Hopkins and Emma E. Taylor, mother of author.
10 Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens, maternal grandmother of author.
11 Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Memoir” (1977).
12 Funeral Card for Anna R. Chesnut, Strang Funeral Home, Antioch, IL; copy privately held by Linda McCauley, Mt. Vernon, KY, provided by W. H. Tayor.
13 Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, “Our Family History” (1969-1977). p. 47, cemetery name and location. Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens, maternal grandmother of author; buried next to Hartford.
14 “Michigan, U.S., Death Index, 1971-1996,” database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3171 : accessed 26 Dec 2008), 1993, Emery H. Chesnut; from Michigan Dept. of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, Lansing; death date and location. Find a Grave (https://www.findagrave.com : viewed 1 Jan 2022), memorial 20111765, for Emery H. “Holt” Chesnut, (Hutchins Cemetery, Bailey Switch, Knox County, KY), digital image, 26 Jun 2007, by Juel.
15 “John Hartford Chesnut, 1948-2015,” Legacy.com (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ : accessed 14 Sep 2017); published by Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), 22 Apr 2015.