|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1856|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1939|
Elijah Townsend, aged 82 years, died at the county farm Wednesday night at 8 o'clock of complications. He had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Townsend was a native of Ohio and was born February 2, 1856, his age being 82 years 11 months and 16 days. He was born to Joseph and Mary Chandler Townsend. He had seven siblings: James Townsend (1843-1993), Adaline G. Townsend (Hulce) (1843-1924), Eveline Ellen Townsend (1846-?), Charles Townsend (1850-?), Lydia Elizabeth Townsend Richardson (1854-1923), John Townsend (1856-?), and Mary Almeda Townsend (Dillman) (1861-1944).
He married Ida Sophia Dillman on September 13, 1885 in Miami County, Indiana when he was 29 years old. To this happy union, they had two children (one boy and one girl): Cloyde Hubert Townsend (1888-1967) and Edith M. Townsend (1897-1969). His beloved Ida died in 1927.
Surviving are two children, Cloyd Townsend and Mrs. Edith Confer, both of Peru, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
According to his death certificate he died from heart block (electrical problem in the heart that is easily treated today with a pacemaker insertion).
Funeral services will be conducted at the Drake chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. He will be buried next to his beloved Ida.
PDT 8 January 1939, 2p
Joseph Townsend (1826 - 1905)
Mary Rogers Townsend (1828 - ____)
Ida Sophia Dillman Townsend (1864 - 1927)
Cloyde Hubert Townsend (1888 - 1967)*
Edith M Townsend Confer (1897 - 1969)*
James W. Townsend (1843 - 1893)*
Adaline G. Townsend Hulce (1843 - 1924)*
Charles N. Townsend (1850 - ____)*
Lydia Elizabeth Townsend Richardson (1854 - 1923)*
Elijah Townsend (1856 - 1939)
Mary Almeda Townsend Dillman (1861 - 1944)*
Plot: Unmarked grave
Maintained by: Heattown
Originally Created by: Rickey Bellamy
Record added: Mar 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34697402