TAYLOR George Patrick

Name George Patrick TAYLOR
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1875
Died 1948
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1875, Walhalla, Victoria
Parents Robert Samuel and Kate Amelia Taylor (formerly Hickey)
Apprenticeship Ernest and John Stoessiger, traded as Stessiger Bros., Ulverstone
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optometrist
Work Locations Ulverstone
Street Address
Reibey Street, Ulverstone
Main Street, Ulverstone
Marriage/Spouse 9 July 1900, Roman Catholic Church, Ulverstone, to Ada Jane Porter
Arrival Approx. mid 1880s
Other Other skills: photographer.

1896: Commenced business in Ulverstone.
Late 1890s: Advertised ‘Watches, Clocks, and Jewellery repaired at moderate prices’ and photography.
January 1899: Relocated business to Main Street, Ulverstone.

March 1900: Moved to Reibey Street opposite the Post Office and advertised clock, watch and jewellery repairs, photography, musical instruments, watches, jewellery, and giftware for sale.
February 1904: Relocated the business to more central premises in Reibey Street.

From approx. 1920: Advertised as a watchmaker and optician and pointed out he was the only registered optician on the coast. The business stocked picture frames, watches, electro-plated ware, jewellery, and pianos. He employed six staff and specialised in repairs.

October 1924: Due to the increase in the optical business, George sold the jewellery side of the enterprise to his employer of eight years, watchmaker and jeweller Ernest J Row.
The photography business was carried on by his son Vincent George Taylor.

Death 1 March 1948, Ulverstone
Tasmania Post Office Directory 1899, 1901.
TAHO: AD960/1/76 Will No. 31116 1949.
Web: Births Deaths Marriages Victoria 26433/1875; Ancestry: Australian Cemetery Index 1948.
North West Post 25 December 1897, 14 January 1899; North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 18 January 1900, 28 March 1900, 11 July 1900, 19 February 1904; Advocate 17 December 1920, 9 October 1924, 8 December 1926, 2 March 1948, 3 March 1948.