Ethel Townsend

FemaleDecember 1890–1931

Brief Life History of Ethel

When Ethel Townsend was born in December 1890, in Indiana, United States, her father, Andrew Townsend, was 20 and her mother, Gertrude Jane Anderson, was 19. She lived in Martinsville, Washington Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1931, at the age of 41, and was buried in Martinsville, Washington Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

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Andrew Townsend
Gertrude Jane Anderson
Ethel Townsend
Nola Ellen Townsend
Martha Eudora Townsend

Sources (3)

  • Ethel M Townsen in household of Andy Townsen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel G. Townsend, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ethel Townsend in household of Andrew Townsend, "United States Census, 1900"

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Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 12

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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