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Alonzo John "Pop" Townsend
Birth: Mar. 31, 1876
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1960
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA


Alonzo was the son of William E. Townsend and Amelia Townsend. Alonzo's Father was a full-blooded Englishman - born December 1846 in England, died May 12, 1903 in Leavenworth, KS. His wife Ameila was born 1849 in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Alonzo had 4 brothers and 1 sister: William E.,Jr.(1873); Charles(1875); Ralph (10-1881)and Harry(1870). Sister Mary(5-1879).

Neither of Alonzo's parents have a headstone on their graves at Mount Calvary.
His house was at 715 Chestnut Street.
The city directory in 1899-1890 shows William as a sadler at B.S.Richards.
1891-1892 shows William as a harness maker.
Alonzo's paternal grandparents were also born in England.
Both of Amelia's parents were born in Germany.

He was a Fireman in Leavenworth, KS.

Known Addresses:
1891-92 - Home Sweet Home 715 Chestnut Street with parents.
1903-04-Home- 514 N. 2nd Street
1905-06-Home- 214 N. 3rd Street
1911-12-Home- 1002 Cherokee Street
1913-14-Home- 627 Shawnee Street
1915-16-Home- 1901 Cherokee Street
1917-18-Home same as above
1920-60-Home 512 Cherokee Street


He's the guy next door, a man's man with the memory of a little boy. He has never gotten over the excitement of engines and sirens and smoke and danger.

He's a guy like you and me with worries and unfulfilled dreams.

Yet he stands taller than most of us.


He puts it all on the line when the bell rings.

A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of all men. He's a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death.

He's a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control. He's responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again.

He's a man who appreciates the simple pleasues of coffee held in numb, unbending fingers - a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyond feeling - the camarderie of brave men - the deving peace and selfless service of a job well done in the name of all men.

He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obsecenities. When he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.

He doesn't preach the brotherhood of men, He lives it!

2011 - Grand-Daughter Marian Elizabeth Tanner Barnes is 85 years and counting in Rowlett, TX.
Family links: 
  William E. Townsend (1846 - 1903)
  Amelia Townsend (1849 - ____)
  Agnes Poff Townsend (1876 - 1948)*
  Marian Josephine Townsend Tanner (1900 - 1989)*
  George Alonzo Townsend (1902 - 1981)*
  Eugene M. Townsend (1907 - 1982)*
  Harry Townsend (1870 - ____)*
  William Eugene Townsend (1873 - 1951)**
  Alonzo John Townsend (1876 - 1960)
  Ralph Townsend (1881 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Apr 29, 2009
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