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KAYLOR, Michael

    Cambria Freeman, 11 Mar 1892, Contributed by Lisa Baker

A Mexican War Veteran.

Michael Kaylor, an old and well-known citizen, died at his home near Bender's mill, in Carroll township, on Saturday evening, in the seventy-first year of his age. His death resulted from pneumonia, superinduced by grip. Deceased was born on the old Peter Kaylor homestead, in Munster township, at what is now Kaylor station. He was one of a family of twelve, the first and last of which were sisters and all the rest brothers. Of these, one sister, Mrs. Sargent, and four brothers Henry, John, William and James, the latter living in Altoona, survive him. He is also survived by his wife but no children.

He was one of the few surviving veterans of the Mexican war, having been a member of the old Cambria Guards whose heroic record in that conflict will ever be an honor to Cambria county. One of his brothers, Peter Kaylor, was the first man to cross the breach at the storming of Chapultepac, and was afterward killed in the war of the Rebellion. -- Hastings Tribune.

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