Barbara Isabel Townley

4 December 1914–16 December 1996 (Age 82)
Waterloo, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life of Barbara Isabel

When Barbara Isabel Townley was born on 4 December 1914, in Waterloo, Seneca, New York, United States, her father, Benn Townley, was 50 and her mother, Isabelle Small, was 31. She married Joseph Kozlarek on 26 April 1943, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States. She died on 16 December 1996, in Wappingers Falls, Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wappingers Falls, Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Joseph Kozlarek
Barbara Isabel Townley
Marriage: 26 April 1943

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26 April 1943
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 3

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (especially northwestern): habitational name from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, which is named with Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; or a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara I Townley in household of Benn Townley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Barbara I Kozlarek, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Barbara I Townley Kozlarek, "Find A Grave Index"

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