83 attend Schneider-Taylor reunion

Atwood Taylor - Schneider Family Reunion held at West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, July 1982

From West Plains Mo. Daily Quill - July 12, 1982

Eighty-three persons from 10 states attended the Schneider-Taylor family reunion held recently at the Holiday Inn, West Plains.

Frank X. and Anna J. (Nordmann) Schneider were married Dec. 5, 1865. at Hermann, and moved from Gasconade County to their farm six miles northeast of West Plains. Atwood and Lydia Elizabeth Acree Taylor were married April 30, 1876, in Howell County and established their home on a farm four miles north of West Plains.

Present for the reunion were descendants of eight of the Frank X. Schneiders' children. Seven of the Atwood Taylors' children were represented at the reunion by descendants.

Members of the reunion coordinating committee were: Bill J. Schneider, Tulsa, Okla., chairman; Charles "Chuck" Taylor, Boulder, Colo.; and Steven L. Schneider, Bettendorf, Iowa. Assisting with local arrangements were: Frank J. Schneider, Dexter; Mrs. Doulgas (Lourena) Galloway, and Mrs. Claude (Mildred) Robertson, both of West Plains.

The day's program included registration, visiting in the assembly room at the Holiday Inn or in homes of local relatives, short trips to places of interest and displaying and sharing family pictures and genealogy records.

Alisha Franis, daughter of Michael and Jennifer (Cox) Francisk and a grand daughter of Folyd and Ruth (Schneider) Francis of West Plains

Group pictures were taken in the afternoon followed by a buffet dinner.

The following family members presented a program of devotional and memorial numbers: Bill J. Schneider, chairman, gave the welcome, announcements and reading of names of the 10 children of the Frank X. Schneiders; Charles Taylor, reading of names of the 10 children of the Atwood Taylors; Lourena Galloway read a poem she composed for the occasion entitled "Let Us Remember;" Lisa Northcutt, Pueblo, Colo., presented a flute solo, "All In The Name of Jesus;" Jeffry Taylor, Ft. Madison, Iowa, sang a solo, "Rise Again;" and Eugene Schneider, Odessa, Texas, gave the memorial prayer and invocation.

After dinner, the following persons took part in the remainder of the program: Orval Koch, Jefferson City, related facts about the Frank X. Schneider family; Tammy Bickford, Mtn. Home, Ark., recited Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Village Blacksmith;" Jeffry Taylor led the group singing of gospel hymns and also sang a .solo; and Mrs. Ernest (Nellie Dean) Steigers, Juliaetta, Idaho, read a poem she had written for Lourena Galloway and the reunion. Pianist for the program was Johnny Peoples, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Peoples, West Plains.
Gifts were presented to the Rev. Douglas Galloway, West Plains, for being the oldest person present; Alisha Francis, the three-year-old daughter of Floyd and Ruth (Schneider) Francis, youngest person present (she received a toy dog which she named "Schneider"); Loren and Kathleen (Steigers) Ratliff, Bothell, Wash., and her parents, Ernest and Nellie Steigers, Juliaetta, Idaho, the family traveling the longest distance; and Frank J. and Martha Schneider, Dexter, the family with the most members present.

Relatives of Frank X. and Anna (Nordmann) Schneider family and Atwood and Lydia Elizabeth (Acree) Taylor family in attendance were: Leo and Mildred Schneider, Bill J. and Anne Schneider, Dan M. and Margaret Julia Slagle, Tulsa, Okla.; Douglas and Lourena Galloway, West Plains; Henry and Alma Benedict, Ft. Scott, Kan.; Mrs. Arlene (Schneider) Davis, Spanaway, Wash.; Mrs. Joy Davis, Mrs. Dorothy (Davis) Phillips, Less Cooley, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Evelyn (Davis) Herien, Graham, Wash.; and Lloyd R. and Macie Schneider, Waitsburg, Wash.

Relatives of the Frank X. Schneider family present were: Orval and Ida Mae Koch, Jefferson City; Ernest and Nellie Steigers, Juliaetta, Idaho, Loren and Kathleen (Steigers) Ratliff, Bothell, Wash.; Alvin and Mable Steigers, Culdesac, Idaho; Carl F. and Wilma Steigers and Chad, Seattle, Wash.; Lawrence and Erma Weatherly, Dixon; Mrs. Louverne (Weatherly) Heard, Edgar and Reta (Heard) Northcutt and Lisa, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Otie (Weatherly) Riggs, Cecil and Jeanne (Riggs) Gilliam, West Plains; Fred and Anna Joyce (Riggs) Warren, Wright City; Frank J. and Martha Schneider, Dexter; Denny and Linda Blake and Robert, Richardson, Texas; Steve L. and Judy Schneider, Bettendorf, Iowa; Floyd and Ruth (Schneider) Francis, Dean and Patricia (Francis) Whiteside, Sandra, Robert and Lanetta, Michael and Jennifer (Cox) Francis and Alisa, West Plains; John and Shirley (Bandy) Bickford. Tammy and John Paul, Mtn. Home, Ark.; Frank Edwin and Dorothy Schneider, Donald and Nancy Schneider, Pekin, Ill.; Owen B. and Jean Schneider, Tulsa, Okla.; and Eugene and Mable Schneider, Odessa, Texas.

Relatives of the Atwood Taylor family present were: Charles Taylor, Boulder, Colo.; Everett and Imogene (Taylor) Davis, Claude and Mildred (Taylor) Robertson, West Plains; Mrs. Melba Taylor, Gary and Barbara Taylor, Jeffry, Laura Ann and Carol Sue, Ft. Madison, Iowa; Mrs. Freda (Bell) Taylor, Edward Taylor, Des Moines, Iowa; and Paul and Bettie (Taylor) Carter,Charieston,W-Va.