Excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Texas
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 4, 1888 where his father, H. M. Saylor is interested in the cooperage business. His mother is Mrs. 'sarah (graves) Saylor. He gained his education by attending the public and high schools of his native city where he began his business career associated with his father. In 1912 he came to Dallas as the representative for the Certainteed Products Com pany and remained in that position until 1916. He then accepted a position as manager for the Crazy Well Water Company of Mineral Wells, but after a comparatively short term of service returned to the roofing business by taking a position with the Barrett Company in Dallas, and remained with them for one year. His next work was with the Oak Cliff Paper Mills, Dallas. After continuing in this work until the spring of 1919, he joined the O. O. Buckelew Roofing Company in Dallas and in the same year bought them out. On May lst, 1920 he consolidated his interest with the Lydick Company, became vice president of the company, and manager of the Dallas end of the business.
On November lst, 1917 he was married to Miss Sarah F. Coon of Missouri and they now reside at 3809 Bowser Avenue, Dallas.
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