Grace D. Taylor

1893 - 1971

Grace Taylor was a pioneer voice teacher and choir director in Seventh-day Adventist schools.  She began teaching at Keene Industrial Academy, now Southwestern Adventist University, in Texas, immediately following graduation from the school in 1909 and would teach there for the next three years. She then taught at Mount Vernon College, now Academy, in Ohio, from 1912 to 1915.

Grace was born in Corsicana, Texas, one of eight children of John Elisha and Ella Cunningham Taylor. She married William W. Bricker, an accountant who had just been hired by Washington Missionary College, now Washington Adventist University, in September 1921.  Following a divorce in 1935, she would continue to teach until retirement in the Washington, D.C., area, where she was living when she died at age 78.


Sources: Obituary, Review and Herald, 3 February 1972, 30; Obituaries for father, R&H, 29 September 1932, 934 (22); Southwestern Union Record, 6 January 1932, 5; The Sligonian, October 1921, 22; Columbia Union Visitor, 22 September 1921, 6; 1930 U.S. Census Records; Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939.