Georgiana Townsend

27 February 1848–
Union, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of Georgiana

When Georgiana Townsend was born on 27 February 1848, in Union, Knox, Maine, United States, her father, Oliver B Townsend, was 27 and her mother, Nancy R Fossett, was 20. She married Thomas H Mccarthy on 7 November 1873, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. She lived in Union, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850 and Maine, United States in 1870.

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Thomas H Mccarthy
Georgiana Townsend
Marriage: 7 November 1873

Spouse and Children

7 November 1873
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy R Fossett





    Reuben Oliver Townsend


    Nancy Caroline Townsend


World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 3

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Georgeana Townsend in household of Charles Barnard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Georgianna Townsend in household of Nathan Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Georgiana Townsend in household of Oliver Townsend, "United States Census, 1850"

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