James Louis Townsend

19 February 1859–
Ohio, United States

The Life of James Louis

When James Louis Townsend was born on 19 February 1859, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Townsend, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Kirklen, was 26. He married Essie May Steele on 10 May 1909, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Center Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

James Louis Townsend
1859–
Essie May Steele
1892–1968
Marriage: 10 May 1909
Raymond C. Townsend
1909–1988
Samuel W. Townsend
1910–1976
Marguerite Viola Townsend
1913–1996
Robert J. Townsend
1917–1948
Mildred M Townsend
1919–2011
James Louis Townsend
1922–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 May 1909
Wayne, Indiana, United States
children

(6)

    Raymond C. Townsend

    Male1909–1988Male

    Samuel W. Townsend

    Male1910–1976Male

    Marguerite Viola Townsend

    Female1913–1996Female

    Robert J. Townsend

    Male1917–1948Male

    Mildred M Townsend

    Female1919–2011Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Townsend

    Male1821–1865Male

    Female1832–1914Female

siblings

(5)

    Daniel C Townsend

    Male1849–Male

    Clinton Townsend

    Male1851–Male

    William Townsend

    Male1853–Male

    Male1855–Male

    Male1859–Male

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun ‘village’, ‘settlement’ + ende ‘end’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Townsend, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James W Townsend in household of Clarence Steele, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Gaar in household of Samuel Gaar, "United States Census, 1870"

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