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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 246 pages
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    • Black & White interior
    • 246 pages
  • Keywords
    • Biography,
    • Memoir,
    • Father,
    • Fraser Valley,
    • Municipal Politics,
    • Family history,
    • Local history

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A Mount Lehman Native Son
The Life and Times of Doug Taylor
by Gordon Taylor

This book is a biography of my father, who died in 1998. He has left many notes in anticipation of writing a book or books himself, primarily to highlight his heritage, upbringing, and the history of the area in BC in which he lived, namely Mount Lehman. Due to his death, I had to step up, try to marshal all his notes, and attempt to write his story, as I perceive it. In the process, I had to conduct my own genealogical research, as well as historical research of my relatives, to confirm Dad’s notes and to ensure my account is accurate. I also researched the various organizations in Mount Lehman which were prominent in Dad’s and my ancestor’s lives, as I believed that the book will also be important to the history of this area. There is a dearth of comprehensive writing about the history of Mount Lehman. The book is intended to tell the story of my father and our ancestors to those who had never met them, or knew Dad and don’t know all his stories. I am especially proud of our family’s heritage and ancestry, and want to encourage my children and grandchildren to be aware of their ancestry, and add to this story if they feel inclined to do so.

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The author is the eldest son of Doug Taylor, who like his father, grew up in Mount Lehman, and still resides on the farm acquired by the Taylor family in the 1880s. Gordon attended the University of British Columbia, and has practised law in British Columbia since 1975. After the death of Doug Taylor in 1998, Gordon decided that his family’s story needed to be told, so using his father’s notes and conducting his own research, this book tells the story of the Taylor family, emphasizing the life and achievements of Doug Taylor.


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