John Henry Taylor
Chairman of Westhoughton Urban District Council: 1912-13 (Liberal)
Born: Bolton 1876
Died: Southfield, Over Hulton, Bolton 13 July 1929
Rope and twine manufacturer - He was the third son of John Taylor and a director of the firm of John Taylor and Sons (Bolton) Ltd, rope and twine manufacturers.
Brother of Samuel Taylor, Chairman of Westhoughton UDC 1904-05.
Represented Hulton Ward 1903-19.
He was Chairman of most of the important committees and was a member of the committee administering the Pretoria Pit Disaster Fund.
Magistrate, appointed 1920. He was also a member of the Probation Committee, the County Licensing Committee and the Visiting Committee of HM Prisons.
He was a footballer, swimmer, pigeon fancier, tennis player and keen motorcyclist.
Wesleyan Methodist. A lifelong teetotaller, he worshipped at Westhoughton Wesleyan Church.
Lived at The Limes, Manchester Road, Chequerbent.
He had been ill since being involved in an accident when alighting from a bus earlier in the year he died.