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"Cyclone" Taylor 1885-1979

An outstanding hockey player, Frederick W. Taylor was born in Tara and began his amateur career with the Listowel juniors about 1901. His exceptional skating ability and irrepressible energy drew widespread attention to "whirlwind" (later "cyclone") Taylor and in 1905, in Michigan, he entered the International League, hockey’s professional organization. Having joined the Canadian Civil Service in 1907, he continued to play with Ottawa and Renfrew teams, and soon confirmed his reputation as a brilliant all-round player. He concluded his celebrated hockey career with the Vancouver Millionaires, 1912-20, of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. In 1946, he received the Order of the British Empire for his service to the immigration department. "Cyclone" Taylor was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.

Location

In Memorial Park, Yonge Street, Tara

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Bruce

Municipality: Municipality of Arran-Elderslie

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