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Walter Davis Townsend

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Mar 1918 (aged 62)
Incheon, Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea
Burial Incheon, Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea
Memorial ID 60326356 · View Source
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Townsend was a businessman and trader who lived in Chemulpo for 34 years. His wife was Japanese and named Michiyo and they had two children: Margaret and Edward. Edward moved to Honolulu and was a court interpreter and later attorney.

Townsend among other things helped build a railroad (later taken over by the Japanese) who occupied Korea. He also imported a million gallons of high grade kerosene from the Rockefeller Company to light lamps and lanterns which he sold in his store.

One biography has been written about him and he is a character in a novel.


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  • Created by: Ash Montagu
  • Added: 19 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60326356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Davis Townsend (9 Feb 1856–10 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60326356, citing Foreigners Cemetery, Incheon, Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea ; Maintained by Ash Montagu (contributor 46804013) .