Marie Eugelia Townsend

Female 1899 - 1990


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  • Name  Marie Eugelia Townsend 
    Born  08 Jan 1899  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Published 26 Jan 1899 in the Clinton Republican:
      "Born, January 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Townsend, of Grand Rapids, a girl. Mr. and Mrs. Townsend are well known young people of this place (Hubbardston).
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1926  1143 Lafayette SE, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  24 Nov 1990  Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Marie died of congestive heart failure. At the time of her death her residence was a nursing home, 707 Armstrong Road in Lansing, Capitol View Care Center.
    Buried  27 Nov 1990  North Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Her name is usually given as Marie Eugelia, but early census records list her as Eugelia Marie. Marie's usual occupation was listed as telephone operator in telegram office. She was a high school graduate, no college education.
    Person ID  I1142  Bryant
    Last Modified  12 May 2007 

    Father  Eugene Martin Townsend,   b. 07 Aug 1873, Lockport, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1959, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Carrie Eugelia Holbrook,   b. 20 Feb 1871, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1943, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Oct 1892  St. Johns, Clinton Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Clinton Independent publ. 20 Oct 1892
      "Licensed to Wed -
      October 12, E. M. Townsend, Hubbardston, age 19 & Carrie E. Holbrook, St. Johns, age 21"

      In the 1900 census on June 4, Eugene & Carrie each indicate they were married 7 years. In the 1910 census taken April 19, they were each married 18 years. In the 1930 census, both Eugene and Carrie indicate they were each 20 years old at their marriage.

      Certificate: 1155
      Marriage Date: October 12, 1892
      Place: St. Johns, Mich
      Eugene M. Townsend, 19, White, Teamster
      Res: Hubbardston, Mich
      b. New York
      f. Martin V. Townsend
      m. Ella M. Evans
      Carrie E. Holbrook, 21, White, Housework
      Res: St. Johns, Mich
      b. Hubbardston
      f. James M. Holbrook
      m. Eugelia E. Townsend

      License Date: October 12, 1892
      Married by: B. D. Stearus (Stearns), Clergyman
      Wit:
      J. A. Holbrook, St. Johns, Mich
      Mary Holbrook, St. Johns, Mich

      First marriage for both.
    Family ID  F167  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Harry F Bryant,   b. 09 Jun 1899, Thompsonville, Benzie Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Dec 1978, Batavia, Clermont Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 May 1924  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #21, page 267
      Harry F. Bryant age: 24
      residence: Grand Rapids
      born: Cass County (erroneous)
      occupation: plasterer
      father: William C. Bryant; mother: Ada Meredith
      married twice previous
      Marie Townsend age: 25
      residence: Grand Rapids
      born: Grand Rapids
      father: Eugene M. Townsend; mother: Carrie Holbrook
      no previous marriage
      witnessed by: Grace Kilmer & James Townsend, both of Grand Rapids
      married by: H.E. Kilmer, minister

      Marie and Harry apparently lived in the home of her parents at 1143 Lafayette SE after they married.
    Divorced  1928 
    • At this time, Harry Bryant was listed in the 1928 Muskegon Directory living in the household of his father.
    Children 
     1. Lynn Irving (Jack) Bryant,   b. 26 Nov 1923, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1999, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living Bryant
    Family ID  F38  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Floyd M. Harger,   b. 29 Dec 1892, Coldwater, Branch Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Dec 1932  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #32, page 102
      Floyd M. Harger age: 39
      residence: Grand Rapids Twp
      occupation: salesman
      born: Coldwater, MI; father: Frank Harger; mother: Effie Underhill
      one previous marriage
      Marie E. Bryant age: 33
      residence: Grand Rapids
      born: Grand Rapids
      occupation: telephone operator
      father: Eugene Townsend & mother: Carrie Holbrook
      married once previous
      witnessed by: Walter Williams & Gerrit Stadt
      married by: Justice of the Peace, Wm. J. Emery
    Family ID  F165  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Ora James Isaac Blackmer,   b. 03 Nov 1883, Lyons, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1950, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1936  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F166  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Jan 1899 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1924 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1926 - 1143 Lafayette SE, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1932 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1936 - Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1990 - Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1990 - North Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Ingham Co, Clerks Office, Death record Marie E. Blackmer..

    2. [S122] Soc. Security, Death Index, Marie Blackmer.

    3. [S369] Marriages of Clinton County, Compiler: Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society, (Clinton County Historical Society, http://www.dewittlibrary.com/CCHS/CCHSmar.htm, Revised June 2002).


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