Harold James Townsend

Male 1895 - 1960


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  • Name  Harold James Townsend 
    Born  11 Apr 1895  Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Milit-Beg  15 Jul 1917 
    • He served in the Army as Corporal, Company I, 32nd Mi Infantry, & Company K, 126th Michigan Infantry.
    Residence  1943  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  28 Feb 1960  Big Pine Key, Monroe Co, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obit. James H. Townsend, 64, of 1921 Collingwood SW, retired freight conductor for the C & O railroad died Sunday at Big Pine Key, FL after a long illness. Born in Hubbardston, MI, Mr. Townsend came to Grand Rapids when he was a year old. He worked for C & O Railroad for 40 years. He was a WWI Army Veteran.

      Mr. Townsend is survived by his wife, Ilah; daughter Mrs. Lee (Olga) Mei of Wyoming; brother Gordon of Wyoming; three sisters - Mrs. L. A. (Mildred) Barnaby of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Ora (Marie) Blackmer of Lansing; Mrs. John (Winifred) Novak of Royal Oak; and a grand daughter, Miss Marcha Mei. Interment: Pine River Cemetery, Blanchard, MI
    Buried  02 Mar 1960  Pine River Cemetery, Blanchard, Isabella Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1257  Bryant
    Last Modified  21 Apr 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  [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.
    Family ID  F167  Group Sheet

    Family  Ilah M. Heminger,   b. 1906, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1998, Wyoming, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1920 
    Family ID  F177  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1895 - Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1943 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1960 - Big Pine Key, Monroe Co, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 02 Mar 1960 - Pine River Cemetery, Blanchard, Isabella 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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