Thomas Bailey Townsend

21 October 1858–1 May 1948 (Age 89)
California, United States

The Life of Thomas Bailey

When Thomas Bailey Townsend was born on 21 October 1858, in California, United States, his father, Thomas Bailey Townsend, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Blythe Anderson, was 28. He had at least 2 daughters with Carrie W. Cope. He lived in Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 1 May 1948, in Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Thomas Bailey Townsend
Carrie W. Cope
Sarah Townsend
Gladys Townsend

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    Thomas Bailey Townsend


    Sarah Blythe Anderson




World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas ? Townsend, "United States Census, 1900"
  • T B Townsend, "United States Census, 1940"
  • T Bailey Townsend in household of Thos B Townsend, "United States Census, 1860"

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