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Adam Carl Townsend
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1886
Blackford County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1968
Hartford City
Blackford County
Indiana, USA

Son of Elijah Townsend (1850-1921) and Rachel Ann Matilda Farmer Townsend
(1855-1898) and husband of Nellie Bly Casterline Townsend (1890-1987) whom he
married on 24 Jun 1908 in Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois while working in a
pool hall and at odd jobs in the short lived gas and oil boom. Returned to
Hartford City and lived the rest of his life with the exception of when his
brother was Blackford County Sheriff and they lived on his brother's farm in
Blackford County while his brother lived in a residence at or near the jail.
Brother of William Tell Townsend (1877-1966), Emma Olive "Ollie" Townsend
(1874-1935), Charles Henry Townsend (1875-1951), John Frederick Townsend
(1881-1935) and Oma E Townsend (1889-1972).

Father of Helen Worthy Townsend (1909-1999), Vivian Thelma Townsend (1911-2005),
Carl Adam Townsend (1914-1968), Kermit Casterline Townsend (1916-1918), Marion
Mayo Townsend (1920-1985), Julia Catherine Townsend (1923- ), June Madeline
Townsend (1926- ), John Thomas Townsend (1928 - ), Nedra Jane Townsend (1931- )
and Nellie Mae Townsend (1933 - ).

-------------------This obit was extracted from the Scrapbook of Obituaries, Blackford County, IN, Vol. 4 – 1964-1978, compiled by Cecil E. Beeson; Transcribed by P. Karol 5/8/2000
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THE MUNCIE STAR
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1968
Adam Townsend

HARTFORD CITY – Adam Carl Townsend, 82, 816 Conger St., died at the Blackford County Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Blackford County, he was an oil field worker in his early life and was later employed at the American Window Glass Co., Hartford City.

He had served as superintendent of the county highway department and was last employed at the Sneath Glass Co. He was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church and was formerly active in Democratic circles.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie; three sons Carl, Dunkirk; Marion, Muncie; and John, Baltimore, Mass.; six daughters, Mrs. Eldo (Helen) Rogers, Mrs. George (Vivian) Bauer, Mrs. Ed (June) Holcombe, and Mrs. William (Nedra) Lips, all of Hartford City; Mrs. George (Julia) Bates, Marion, Ohio, Mrs. George (Nellie Mae) Schafler (Shaffer ?), Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Lester Casterline, Hartford City; 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church with burial to follow in the IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Richman-Markin Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited Sunday night in the mortuary chapel.
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 Parents:
  Elijah Townsend (1850 - 1921)
  Rachel Ann Farmer Townsend (1855 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Bly Casterline Townsend (1890 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Helen Worthy Townsend Rogers (1909 - 1999)*
  Vivian Thelma Townsend Bauer (1911 - 2005)*
  Carl Adam Townsend (1914 - 1968)*
  Kermit Casterline Townsend (1916 - 1918)*
  Marion Mayo Townsend (1920 - 1985)*
  Julia Catherine Townsend Bates (1923 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Tell Townsend (1877 - 1966)*
  John Frederick Townsend (1881 - 1926)*
  Adam Carl Townsend (1886 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hartford City Cemetery
Hartford City
Blackford County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Kristin
Originally Created by: Wayne Wyatt
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44173256
Adam Carl Townsend
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Adam Carl Townsend
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