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Augusta Mary "Gusta" Reynolds Townsend
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1852
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1924
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Date 30 JUL 1924
Long Beach Press
ABSTRACT Died July 25, 1924, aged 71. Born in 1852 in Rockford, ILL., she lived in California 8 years, 3 years in Long Beach at 4515 Vista St. Survived by daughter Mrs. C.W. LeCluse of Long Beach; sons R.G. Townsend of Compton, C.C. Townsend of Long Beach and H.H. Townsend of Hollydale. Interment in Angeles Abby at Compton.

Augusta Mary Reynolds, called "Gusta" was the fifth of the twelve children, born to George Washington Reynolds and Etta Esther Grover, order being James Henry, Charles Edwin, Mary Augusta, George L, Gusta, Adelaide E, Gertrude Josephine, William Burton, Jennie Mae, Esther Etta, Robert Park Lane and Herbert T. She was born five days before the death of her older sister, Mary Augusta. I would speculate that Gusta was named for this sister, and they just reversed the order of the names. Gusta was the first of the twelve children to be born in Illinois, the first four having been born in Wisconsin.

Gusta married Charles Carroll Townsend on October 15, 1872, in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. They were parents of six children, Herbie Rebecca, George Reynolds, Charles Carroll Jr., William C, Harold Haldeman and Esther Mae. All of the children were born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, however sometime before 1900, the family, without Herbie Rebecca, who was deceased, moved to Jefferson County, Missouri. Charles and Gusta lived here until his death in 1911. Gusta moved to California around 1916.

My husband's grandfather was Gusta's brother Charles Edwin. He named his daughter, my husband's mother Herbie Augusta, after his sisters Mary Augusta and Augusta Mary "Gusta, and his brother Herbert and his niece Herbie Rebecca, Gusta's oldest daughter. A number of Charles Edwin's children were named for his siblings. This was prevalent in the Reynolds family.

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Reynolds (1820 - 1896)
  Etta Esther Grover Reynolds (1824 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Carroll Townsend (1841 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Reynolds George Townsend (1876 - 1952)*
  Charles Carroll Townsend (1879 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Henry Reynolds (1845 - 1908)*
  Charles Edwin Reynolds (1847 - 1934)*
  Mary Augusta Reynolds (1848 - 1852)*
  George L Reynolds (1850 - 1915)*
  Augusta Mary Reynolds Townsend (1852 - 1924)
  Adelaide E Reynolds Haldeman (1855 - 1931)*
  Gertrude Josephine Reynolds (1857 - 1857)*
  William Burton Reynolds (1859 - 1924)*
  Jennie Mae Reynolds (1860 - 1862)*
  Robert Park Lane Reynolds (1866 - 1951)*
  Herbert T Reynolds (1869 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Angeles Abbey Memorial Park
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
Record added: Dec 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63524288
 


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