Eugene Martin Townsend

Male 1873 - 1959


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  • Name  Eugene Martin Townsend 
    Born  07 Aug 1873  Lockport, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1909  499 (1977) Horton SE, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Townsend, Eugene M., carrier Post Office
      !City Directory
    Retired  1934  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ||U.S. Postal Service||
    Died  11 Aug 1959  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • record #79884.
      Born 7 Aug 1873. Age at death: 86
      father: Martin V. Townsend
      mother: Ella Evans
      name of wife: Vada A Townsend.
      Cause of death: Myocardial infarction & hypertensive vascular disease.
    Buried  13 Aug 1959  Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • G-48;Gr.no.1||
    Notes 
    • The Hubbardston Advertiser published on November 3, 1887, a list of pupils neither tardy nor absent. Among the High School students named was Eugene Townsend.

      The 1910 Census indicates that Eugene and Carrie had a sixth child but not alive in 1910. The 1900 census indicated that child died before 1900.
    Person ID  I1255  Bryant
    Last Modified  9 Mar 2008 

    Father  Martin V. Townsend,   b. 20 Nov 1837, probably, Diana, Lewis Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1919, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ellen Marie Evans,   b. 18 Nov 1849, Somerset, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1903, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1871  probably, Lockport, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F175  Group Sheet

    Family 1  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  [1
    • 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.
    Children 
     1. Harold James Townsend,   b. 11 Apr 1895, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1960, Big Pine Key, Monroe Co, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marie Eugelia Townsend,   b. 08 Jan 1899, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1990, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mildred Louise Townsend,   b. 21 Nov 1900, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1994, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gordon L. Townsend,   b. 03 Jul 1904, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1970, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Winifred E. Townsend,   b. 26 Jan 1910, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1996, Gaines Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F167  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Vada A. Vanderhoof,   b. Abt 1881, Gratiot Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1963, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  07 May 1945  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #74, page 451
      Eugene M. Townsend age: 71
      born: Niagra County, NY
      father: Martin Townsend; mother: Ella Evans
      married once previous
      Vada Gibson age: 64
      residence: Lansing, MI
      born: Gratiot County, MI
      father: Isaac VanderHoff; mother: Rachel Graham
      married twice previous
      married @ 1426 Bemis SE, Grand Rapids, by Henry R.E. Quant, minister
    Family ID  F174  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Aug 1873 - Lockport, Niagara Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1892 - St. Johns, Clinton Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1909 - 499 (1977) Horton SE, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1934 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 May 1945 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Aug 1959 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Aug 1959 - Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [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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