John Franklin Townsend

Brief Life History of John Franklin

When John Franklin Townsend was born on 30 August 1924, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, Harvey James Townsend Sr, was 23 and his mother, Edith Winona Kime, was 24. He married Natalie Helen Kistler in October 1946, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. He lived in Clinton Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1950. He died on 23 September 2006, in Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Franklin Townsend
Natalie Helen Kistler
Marriage: October 1946

Sources (11)

  • John F Townsend, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Franklin Townsend, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • John Franklin Townsend, "Iowa, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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