Mary Elizabeth Townsend

FemaleJune 1888–28 December 1959

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Townsend was born in June 1888, in Franklin, Missouri, United States. She married William Lawrence Brown on 21 May 1904, in Saint Albans, Franklin, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1935 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 28 December 1959, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lawrence Brown
Mary Elizabeth Townsend
Marriage: 21 May 1904
Nellie Brown
Violet Brown
Boyd Brown
Minnie Brown
Grace Brown

Sources (5)

  • Mary Brown in household of William L Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Elizabeth Townsend Brown, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Townsend in entry for Nellie Davis, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1904Saint Albans, Franklin, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 4

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 19

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun(es)ende. Compare Town . There may have been some confusion with Townson .

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

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