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William Vester Townsley

Rabun County, Georgia, USA
Death 6 Jul 1960 (aged 75)
Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 17307156 · View Source
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William Vester Townsley's first wife was Bessie Levi, b 1890/91. Mother was full- blood Cherokee, father was mixed blood.

William Vester Townsley and Bessie Levi Townsley had three children. They were...

*Willie "Bill" b. 3 Jul 1906, Whitewright, Fannin, TX died May 1981, Claremore, Rogers County, OK
wife: Mimmie Gregory (Cherokee)b. 22 May 1916,Verdigris, Rogers County, OK died July 1981. Child: Cora L. born 1937.

*Clara Townsley, born 1909, Brewer Twp, Muskogee, OK

*Marie Townsley, born 1916, Brewer Twp, Muskogee, OK (Willie and Marie listed in 1930 Census, living with parents in Claremore, OK.)

Bessie died after 1930 Census, Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma.

In 1932, William Vester Townsley married Zella Mae Jordan (1914-1995) ID#17498387. Zella Mae Jordan Townsley married unknown Lockhart after death of William Vester Townsley. Zella Mae Jordan Lockhart buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma.


Above information provided by Find A Grave contributor, June. Thank you June.


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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17307156
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Vester Townsley (11 Jun 1885–6 Jul 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17307156, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .