Charles Edgar Taylor, Jr., was born on 26 August 1907 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charles Edgar Taylor, Sr., and Rose Jane Haslam. He was their eldest child though his father, who was 26 years older than his mother, had a daughter from a previous marriage. His father worked as a sign painter for the local ice company. When the 1910 census was enumerated the family lived at 714 West Foyette Street. His father likely died about 1916.
In 1920, 12-year-old Charles was a boarder in the home of Grace Ingelson, a widow who worked as an office cleaner. His mother married Benjamin Harrison Daly after Charles' father died and in 1930 he lived with his mother and step-father at 3000 Kenoak Avenue and worked as a machine operator in a factory. He told the census enumerator he was married. And there was a Charles Taylor married to a woman named Margaret, who lived at 774 Washington Boulevard with two children, June (4) and Charlie (2). This Charles Taylor, who I believe to be the same person, worked as an iron worker at a piston ring manufacturing plant. This census record was enumerated three weeks after the one indicating Charles lived with his mother and step-father.
Charles signed up for the new Social Security insurance program on 17 May 1937. At the time he worked for the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal agency established by the Roosevelt Administration. The agency employeed millions of people, mostly unskilled men, to work on public works projects. Charles lived at 2631 Hollins Ferry Road.
In 1940 Charles and Margaret Taylor lived at the 2631 Hollins Ferry Road address with their four children, June (14), Charles (12), Jane Rose (10), and George (3). According to Jane Rose Taylor's Social Security application file, her mother's maiden was Seigle.
I do not know what happened to this family, but by 1947 Charles had married Daisy Ellen Caswell and had a son.
Charles and Daisy lived in Orland, Florida, in 1948 and he worked as a helper at M & M Beer Distributors. In 1958 they lived in nearby Maitland and Charles was the security manager for Martin Co.
He died on 2 April 1984 in Orange County, Florida.
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Baltimore Ward 4, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: T624_553; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1374566
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Baltimore Ward 9, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: T625_662; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 122; Image: 53
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: 870; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 0440; Image: 275.0; FHL microfilm: 2340605
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland; Roll: 864; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0350; Image: 811.0; FHL microfilm: 2340599
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland; Roll: T627_1536; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 4-703
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 18
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1929 Baltimore, MD (Charles E and Margaret A Taylor)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1930 Baltimore, MD (Charles E and Margaret Taylor)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1948 Orlando, FL (Charles and Daisy Taylor)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Orlando, FL (Charles E and Daisy E Taylor)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1959 Orlando, FL (Charles E Taylor)
US, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, 1984 Taylor, Charles Edgar
US, Social Security Application for Account Number, Number: 218-10-2129
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 218-10-2129; Issue State: Maryland; Issue Date: Before 1951