When Laura was still a little girl, her parents moved the family to Libertyville and Laura lived there the rest of her life. Laura taught school for two years, then assisted her father, a prominent Libertyville citizen and owner of this hardware store. Laura may have worked in the hardware store, at the post office, or both.
The couple were well known and well thought of in the Libertyville community. The newspaper summed up their wedding, saying, "Thus two most popular young people are united in the bonds of matrimony, well qualified to make a dignified, happy home and enjoy the esteem of all who know them."
They returned to their beautiful house on Broadway and Wright Court and began making their home together on July 5, 1895.
Dr. Taylor's office was located above the Triggs and Taylor Grocery Store. Dr. Taylor was also the county coroner for 43 years, presiding over more than 250 inquests.
Laura was taken ill around 1919 and confined to her bed most of the time after that.
A couple of years after Laura's death, John remarried. He lived until May 5, 1944, when, weakened by a heart attack several months earlier, he died at his home on Sunset Drive at the age of 77. He is buried beside Laura in Lakeside Cemetery.