Thursday, December 24, 2009

Robert Alvin Kaylor(pictured above with wife Annie Mae) was born in Catawba County North Carolina in 1889. He was the son of David Kaylor and Sarah Patton and the grandson of Henry Kaylor and Elizabeth Herman. Alvin was a carpenter, and during the late 1920's while working on the City Hall of Hickory he fell through an elevator shaft and fractured his spine. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life. In 1908 he had married Annie Mae Killian. Annie Mae, born in Catawba County in 1888, was the daughter of Sylvanus Killian and Candace Baker and the grandaugher of Civil War veteran, Elijah Killian. She was also a descendant of the early Catawba County pioneer, Andreas Killian. Alvin and Annie Mae had seven children who reached adulthood: Homer, Vernon,(known as Bud), Clarence(known as Slim), Kathyrn, Maude, Pauline and Donald(known as Jack). Bud was killed in a plane crash during World War II. Alvin Kaylor died in 1947 and Annie Mae in 1961. This site features numerous images of Alvin and Annie Mae and their children and grandchildren. See Kaylor History


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Alvin & Annie Mae

Alvin Kaylor

Monday, January 15, 2007

daughters Pauline and Kat around 1930

Alvin and Slim with two grandchildren

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children and grandchildren

left to right, daughters Maude and Kat with their brother Bud

Alvin with his son, Bud

Alvin & Annie Mae with Pauline, Slim & Kat

sons Slim, Homer and Jack

Annie Mae with five of her children

family members pose for fun photo

childhood photo of Anne Mae(front row, far left)

Slim's wife Kathryn, with Pauline and Kat

grandchildren and family gather at old house

Thumbing a ride: Kat and Maude with friend

Alvin Kaylor

Jack Kaylor with nephew probably during Korean War

Annie Mae

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Bud Kaylor, standing, second from right, with plane and crew during World War II

Alvin's mother, Sarah Patton Kaylor


Bud during World War II

Kat with two good friends

Alvin Kaylor as a young man

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Slim and Homer

Summer of 39: Kat and Maude with friends at the beach

grandson, David, in front of old house


Kathyrn in front of old house

Pauline, Kat and Maude

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pauline, Kat and Maude enjoy fun ride with friends

Annie Mae with grandchildren Lou Ann, Carolyn & David

Friday, January 12, 2007

a youthful Jack Kaylor

Homer and Vie

1960's photo of surviving children and spouses