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Elkanah East Taylor

Forest Lawn Cemetery

Elkanah Taylor was born in 1888.  She lived in the Tidewater region for her entire life and was a well-poet and critic in the area.  In 1925 she founded the poetry magazine Will-o-the Wisp and served as its editor for nearly twenty years.  She was a member of a number of local, state, and national poetry and art associations including the Norfolk Society of Arts, the Poetry Society of Virginia, and the Poetry Society of America.  She passed away in 1945.



Obituary of Elkanah Taylor, New York Times, August 8, 1945.           

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505

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